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Pinergy welcomes CER's smart meter initiative

Pinergy welcomes CER's smart meter initiative
Robyn Hamilton

Robyn Hamilton

Staff Writer

Pinergy welcomes CER’s announcement of the rollout of smart meters in Ireland.

Last week, it was announced by the CER that smart energy meters are coming to Ireland and will be rolled out in the next few coming years. Pinergy, the smart energy provider, has welcomed the announcement to proceed with a definitive timetable for the National Smart Metering Programme (NSMP) introducing smart electricity meters to all homes and businesses in Ireland by 2024.

What are smart meters?

As we explored last week, smart meters are the “next generation of electricity meter”, according to the CER. They allow you to see exactly how much electricity you’re using in real time via an in-home display, a smartphone or tablet.

Your energy supplier will be able to read your smart meter in real time too, meaning that smart meters will end the need for estimated bills and calls to your home to take meter readings.

It is believed that smart meters will help everyone to reduce their consumption and therefore save money on their bills.

Pinergy approves

Reacting to the news, Enda Gunnell, CEO of Pinergy said: “After a number of years waiting we welcome the announcement on the decision to rollout smart metering throughout the country.  As a company, we have pioneered the introduction of smart meter technology in Ireland and our customers have, for some time, already been enjoying the benefits and data insights that will be available through the NSMP by 2024.  Smart metering technology is here now, allowing customers understand their energy consumption so that they can control, budget and monitor, from their mobile devices.  Our customers are very much seeing the benefit of using this technology, with many enjoying savings of up to 20% through more efficient usage and waste reduction.”   

“Pinergy was the first utility provider to launch smart meters into Irish homes and businesses in 2015. Our smart meter and services allow customers’ view usage trends which, in turn, impacts their consumption and leads to more conscientious electricity usage.  By becoming more energy efficient, consumers are in turn playing their part in helping the environment and reducing their carbon footprint.”

Pinergy has stated its continued commitment to roll out smart meters and innovative smart services to 2019 and beyond to both domestic and business customers. The company currently has over 35,000 customers and is actively growing its presence within the SME market with its expanding portfolio of smart energy solutions and advisory services.

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