SSE to roll out their first three-phase smart meters after testing success

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SSE has stated to have become the first UK supplier to install and manually commission a three-phase meter under laboratory conditions.

The announcement follows the company’s business energy unit having been taking advantage of the lockdown to develop their smart metering programme.

The company’s Smart Programme Director, John Abbott, commented on the news: “It’s a significant breakthrough in our drive to offer smart meters to all our customers.

“Currently, anyone using three-phase electricity can’t find a smart meter that meets their needs.”

A smart meter can help businesses to understand how much electricity is used and help cut down their usage.

The supplier has also announced their new SMETS2 smart meter, to be used in conjunction with their online energy management platform, Clarity.

Mr Abbott continued: “SMETS2 smart meters will usher in an exciting new era of innovative tariffs and products.

“They’ll also play a key role in scaling up electric vehicle charging in the years to come.

“And if your business can be flexible on the times you use energy, having a smart meter will allow you to make savings in ways which haven’t even been developed yet.

“What’s more, they’ll play an important role in achieving the government’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We’re using the lockdown to complete our three-phase testing.

“Once we get the final certification, we’ll start rolling out these meters in the field.”