AlertMe has agreed to provide a Personalized Energy Efficiency Advice Service to British Gas customers in the UK who have new smart meters. The free service is being tested with up to 10,000 homes during the summer and rolled out widely from the autumn. Via the partnership, data from smart meters will be translated into personalized insights for British Gas customers that could help them to save millions on energy bills every year.
Smart meters, which over the next seven years will be rolled out to all homes in the UK, are designed to provide the utility with up to date home energy consumption and billing information remotely without having to read the meter.
AlertMe chief executive officer Mary Turner believes “this is a great opportunity to ensure that customers benefit from smart meters above and beyond just getting an accurate bill. We can take the smart meter information, put it in context and make the most relevant recommendations
This deal marks AlertMe’s first large-scale roll out of big data services based on smart meter data and extends the companies’ ongoing partnership as British Gas already provides customers with an AlertMe in-home energy display as part of its Energy Smart Tariff and will also be rolling out other services with AlertMe during 2012.
Dean Keeling, Managing Director of British Gas Smart Homes, adds: “This is a watershed moment for smart meters in Britain. Households are under financial pressure but personalized energy efficiency advice is another way of using smart meter data to help inform customers so they can take steps to cut their bills.”
Founded in 2006, AlertMe provides home energy management and connected home services directly to consumers and indirectly through partners such as energy utilities and telecommunications companies. For more information, visit www.alertme.com