Actavo sign deal to install metering for ScottishPower
Irish industrial services group Actavo has signed a five-year deal to install smart metering for ScottishPower.
The agreement means Actavo will deliver the majority of a smart metering installation programme to 1.5 million homes in Scotland.
As a result, the Irish company will create 230 new jobs in Scotland.
"This contract award to Actavo is a significant moment for ScottishPower in the delivery of smart meters for millions of people across the UK. There is a significant challenge to support climate change targets and we are determined to offer all our customers a smart meter by the end of 2020, meeting the UK Government’s deadline," said Keith Anderson, ScottishPower chief corporate officer.
The chief executive of Actavo | Network & In-Home Division, TJ Malone, said the contract builds on existing relationships with Scottish Power.
“Smart meters play a crucial role in providing the data and infrastructure needed to deliver the benefits of the new energy system for the UK. We are finally seeing the smart grid becoming part of our not-too-distant future. With these free-of-charge meters, customers will now find it easier to control and manage how they use their own energy at home, which should lead to cost savings," he added.