Trilliant and CGI enable more customers to retain Smart Meter benefits
European Utility Week, Vienna, Austria – November 4, 2015 – Trilliant and CGI have extended CGI’s Foundation Phase smart Change of Supplier service to include Landis and Gyr SMETS1 meters installed by British Gas. Customers with these Smart Meters can change supplier and retain smart meter functionality and benefits.
Energy retailers who use the CGI Smart Data Service will be able to benefit from this service from Q4 2015 as control of the meters moves from British Gas to CGI.
The Change of Supplier service allows energy suppliers to continue to remotely read the existing smart meters, obtaining readings without returning it to a ‘dumb’ meter state that requires manual reading. CGI’s solution ensures smart meter data is only shared with a consumer’s current energy supplier.
Edward Hurford, Director for Smart Infrastructure at British Gas says, “Smart Meters provide our customers with extensive benefits and deliver high customer satisfaction. Together with our partners Trilliant and CGI, we can now make it easier for customers to retain smart benefits even after a change of supplier. That’s great for competition and for customers.”
Tara McGeehan, Vice President, UK Energy and Utilities, CGI says, “I am delighted that we are able to extend CGI’s Smart Data Service change of supplier process to include Landis + Gyr meters installed by British Gas. This makes a large population of meters available to all our Smart Data Service clients.”
Jess Thompson-Hughes, EMEA Managing Director, Trilliant says, “This service reduces costs for energy suppliers, as they do not have to install new smart meters when perfectly serviceable meters are already installed – in fact they can now actively entice existing smart meter customers into their customer base.”
CGI has offered a smart change of supplier service since 2012 but this has been limited to meters installed directly in CGI’s Smart Data Service. By integrating Trilliant’s Smart Energy Access Layer (SEAL) with the CGI Smart Data Service and building a process to transfer control of meters from one system to another, this change of supplier service has been extended to cover all British Gas installed smart meters. The Trilliant’s Smart Energy Access Layer can enable not only an interface to CGI’s Foundation Data Service, but also to the DCC to support the enrolment process. Five of the ‘Big Six’ energy retailers in the UK use the Trilliant or CGI solutions for their smart meter rollouts.
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