One of the most significant changes to UK energy
metering regulations, the P272 rule change, is looming
on the horizon. From next April, an estimated 100,000
UK businesses will have their 05-08 class electricity
meters read automatically every half hour.
Electricity data collection and metering specialist
IMServ says the challenge with P272 has been
introducing a supplier-driven compulsory and complex
rule change without it having an adverse impact on the
consumer. The company's Head of Utilities, Richard
Hill, says: "Our job is to ensure that energy
suppliers seamlessly complete the change, without
letting any of their customers down."
IMServ has been working closely with energy suppliers
such as Opus Energy to be ready for the switch. Hill
says: "Suppliers have to confirm how much energy
customers have used. Therefore, by collecting quality
consumption data every 30 minutes, Opus Energy can
give its customers an accurate bill based on actual
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