AIMDA launches a new website
‘Association of Independent Meter and Data Agents’ (AIMDA) launches a new website as they continue to preserve effective competition for commercial metering businesses.
AIMDA aims to actively lobby OFGEM and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to influence government policy. We want to preserve effective competition in the markets for energy metering and data for the benefit of business users.
AIMDA’s member companies are the UK’s biggest independent non-domestic customer metering and data collection businesses. Alongside Stark, AIMDA includes IMServ Europe, Energy Assets, Siemens Managed Services, SMS, WPD Smart Metering and TMA Data Management.
At AIMDA we want to work together to keep competition open, ensure innovation continues, consumer choice expands and cost-savings are the forefront for the business customer.
The purpose of the new website is to keep the industry abreast of the lobbying AIMDA is undertaking on behalf of the independent, non-domestic energy metering and data businesses in the UK. It lists all of the AIMDA members with contact details and includes all letters issued between AIMDA, BEIS and OFGEM.
Since its establishment in June 2018, the Association has been extremely pleased with some of the changes made by BEIS and OFGEM, specifically around advanced metering installations. The Association is pleased to confirm that there have been changes to the regulations around advanced metering installations delivering a number of benefits to businesses in the UK with the key benefits being:
- Advanced metering continues to be allowable for all non-microbusiness or group customers. This means that end user customers with larger sites and a selection of smaller sites can continue to install advanced meters to bring data from all sites into a single platform.
- That these group customer sites can move more quickly to obtain online visibility of their energy data and not delay or hinder their sustainability targets and energy efficiency activities; rather than waiting for SMETS2 to mature.
- The installation of advanced metering contributes to the energy suppliers 2020 smart meter roll out requirements set by government.
Stark passionately believes that businesses should retain the right to choose who manages their energy data, and have access to the latest technologies. A competitive market for metering and data services preserves that choice, delivering value for money and innovation in a way centralised models simply cannot.
Stark’s offering has evolved over the last 35 years, but we have always been driving change and innovation for your benefit. Our high quality data and superior energy analytics empowers our customers to get on with achieving real energy savings, fast.
If you are a business energy consumer and want to give us your support as AIMDA continues to consult with the government then please get in touch.