Metering solutions company OnStream has awarded Logica a £2.4m contract for the provision of communication, data and pre-payment services for 26,000 UK residential smart meters over the next five years.
The two companies will work together to deliver a number of smart metering projects to OnStream’s customers. While OnStream will procure, install and maintain the smart meters, Logica will deliver the communications, data and pre-payment services. Logica was supporting the installation of 15,000 new smart meters per month before the OnStream deal.
Through its Instant Energy service, Logica supports more than three quarters of all smart meters installed in people’s homes in Britain. The Instant Energy service enables real time communication with customers’ meters using SMS messaging and pre-payment customers can top up their credit using the same technology as pay-as-you-go mobile phones.
OnStream provides a dual-fuel residential metering service to suppliers across the UK, supporting more than four million traditional meters and 20,000 smart meters, with a plan to install more than 100,000 smart meters over the next 12 months. The company believes it will be the largest installer of smart meters in 2010.