Sentec, the smart grid technology specialist, is pleased to announce that its partner, OnStream, a National Grid company, has triumphed at the European Smart Metering Awards, taking both the Metering Manufacturer & Technology of the Year and the Innovation of the Year categories. This prestigious accolade, adjudicated by a panel of industry specialists, recognise the success of the meters launched by OnStream last year that are bringing Sentec’s Mobius sensing technology to the UK market.
The meters, which employ Sentec’s leading-edge current sensing technology, were designed to be fully upgradable and future-proofed to meet the needs of the rapidly changing UK market along with future standards decisions. The models are robust, reliable, and feature excellent memory capacity and performance. They also have the capability to select the strongest mobile network available, vital in the UK where signal interruption is commonplace.
“We are proud that we have been recognised for our innovative approach with these industry awards. We have received very positive feedback from the industry for these meters, and it is gratifying to have that reinforced in this way,” said Keith Hawkins, Strategy and Smart Development Manager for OnStream. “With the national roll-out of smart meters in the UK due to commence next year, it is vital that we line up the best possible technology to support the project’s success.”
Mark England, CEO of Sentec added: “We are thrilled that OnStream has received this double award. Bespoke country-specific metering, such as OnStream’s meters with Mobius technology, is something that Sentec is becoming increasingly involved in, with an expansion across Europe planned in 2011. It’s good to see some new, innovative models for smart deployment being adopted.”