Detailed guide: Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER) Innovation Programme

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This funding scheme is to develop, test and demonstrate technologies that measure the thermal performance of homes using smart meter and other data. These have been termed Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER).

SMETER Innovation Competetion: Phase 2

SMETER Innovation Competition: Phase 2 is for SMETER products which are already at a commercial stage of development. It does not provide further funding for development.

Applicants should have products that are ready to take part (together with the previously funded SMETER products) in the Phase 2 field trials to demonstrate their performance.

BEIS is providing support through funding for an expert contractor to run the field trials and evaluate the different SMETER technologies.

Any published results will be anonymised.

SMETER Innovation Competition

Up to £4.1 million was provided for innovation projects to develop SMETER tools. Up to £900,000 was provided for a Technical Assessment Contractor to independently test and demonstrate SMETER tools developed during the innovation projects:

Successful projects from Phase 1

The 8 projects which have secured funding in this competition are:

  • Building Research Establishment
  • EDF
  • Hoare Lea LLP
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • PassivSystems
  • Build Test Solution
  • Switchee
  • CAR

The contract for Technical Assessment Contractor was awarded to a consortium made up of:

  • Loughborough University
  • UCL
  • Leeds Beckett
  • Halton Housing

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