List of Bidders are Revealed for the UK Smart Metering Roll-out Just in Time for the Exclusive Annual UK & European Smart Metering Summit & Awards in January 2014

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The Smart Metering UK and Europe Summit 2014, now in its 5th sensational year, is Europe’s leading gathering for Smart Metering and Utilities professionals from around the world. Held in the luxurious surroundings of London’s ETC Venue St. Paul's, this two-day conference will involve a; 40 booth interactive exhibition, panel discussions and the awards ceremony which will play host to the key decision makers in the UK and Europe’s Utilities and Smart Metering sectors looking to network, discuss the key topics and developments affecting Europe’s Energy future.

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An Official announcement from DECC unleashes the latest developments in Smart Metering UK & Europe.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced on 14 August the preferred bidders for the competitions it has conducted on behalf of industry to put in place the shared infrastructure needed to roll out smart meters across Great Britain. These competitions will put in place the Data and Communications Company which is responsible for linking 53 million smart electricity and gas meters in homes and small businesses with the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and energy service companies.

-Capita PLC has been selected as the successful applicant for the DCC Licence.
-CGI IT UK Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Data Service Provider contract.
-Arqiva Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Communications Service Provider contract for the North region (north of England and Scotland).
-Telefónica UK Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Communications Service Provider contracts for the Centre (Midlands, East Anglia and Wales) and South (south of England) regions.
-Gemserv Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Smart Energy Code Administrator and Secretariat contract.

DECC expects to make a statement to Parliament in early September once contracts have successfully been concluded. DECC expects suppliers to be ready to start their full scale roll-out by autumn 2015, supported by the DCC services, with the mass roll-out completed by the end of 2020.

The two-day European Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit will feature the well established; UK & European Smart Metering Awards ceremony; this provides the chance for energy professionals to network with the biggest companies and decision makers in European Smart Metering. The European Smart Metering Awards is the must-attend event of the year for industry professionals. Attendees will gain advantage through networking with the key figures at the prestigious Awards ceremony and the Gala Dinner. Do not miss out.

The awards categories include Roll-out Innovation Award, Customer Services Innovation Award, Utility of the Year Award, and Network Communications Award. The Award entrants will be judged by a panel of 10 smart metering experts from Utilities, Consumer Bodies, Universities and Associations throughout Europe.

Could your company win industry recognition at the European Smart Metering Awards? Enter free and have your company and products assessed by an independent judging panel made up of the leading figures from Utilities across Europe. Submit now for industry recognition at the Awards and a chance to address peers and potential new business at the Gala dinner and Awards ceremony.

The Summit will address the most topical industry issues, including the UK Smart Metering roll out, Smart homes and the role of energy companies and Smart Water Metering via an in-house display: Initial Trials as well as a series of Case studies. The event will host key decision makers in the UK and Europe’s Utilities and Smart Metering sectors looking to network, discuss and engage on the key topics and developments affecting Europe’s Energy future, and is therefore an event not to be missed.

Key note speakers for 2014 Summit include:

-JOÃO TORRES, CEO, EDP DISTRIBUIÇÃO
-NEIL PENNINGTON, Head of Smart Implementation, RWE NPOWER
-JAN PANEK, Head of Unit for Retail Energy Markets, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
-SHLEY POCOCK, Head of Industry, Regulation & External Affairs, EDF ENERGY

Smart Metering 2013 was Sponsored by companies such as O2, Enoro, Smart reach and TOA technology. Last year, due to excellent customer feedback, British Gas Business was awarded the prestigious customer services Innovation Award. The Smart Metering Innovation of the Year Award was given to Green Energy Options, for providing a solution which allowed customers to analyse and track their water usage. The hottest Award ceremony, Innovation of the Year Award, was clinched by DR. Neuhaus Telekommunikation.

A sell-out event in 2013, the 2014 Summit promises to be even more of a success.
Please contact: charlotte(at)oliverkinross(dot)com for further info.
http://www.smuksummit.com/
(https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/helping-households-to-cut-their-energy-bills/supporting-pages/smart-meters).

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