Guru Systems‘ smart meters will be installed in 785 homes at Wardian London, one of the city’s tallest residential developments.
EcoWorld Ballymore’s development on the capital’s Isle of Dogs is due for completion in 2019, and will include a heat network providing low carbon heat to residents. Working with Woking low carbon technology company SAV Systems, Guru Systems will see its Hub II smart meter installed in in both apartment towers.
The London-based firm, which provides data analytics and smart technology for better performing heat networks, says its Hub II, unveiled at the start of this year, provides real time data to residents and utility companies on energy use through a wireless mesh network.
The technology is always ‘on’ and eliminates the need for manual readings. This means, Guru Systems says, residents are only charged for the heat they use. Meters are installed on more than 100 heat networks across the UK.
Casey Cole, Guru’s managing director, said: “Heat networks are playing a crucial part in the UK’s transition to a low cost, low carbon energy system. Our aim is to enable residents living on heat networks to have the best possible experience, and to make designing, building and running heat networks more efficient for developers, operators, and customers.”
Guru Systems says it has designed the Hub II to be the most accessible, user-friendly pay-as-you-go system ever built, with a full colour display showing credit balance, demand and consumption, tariff and standing charge data, as well as carbon dioxide emissions.
The system can manage and monitor up to five utility accounts and command three external control devices, such as shut off valves. The Hub II meters also provide data to Guru Systems’ Pinpoint platform, which monitors the overall performance of a heat network and can spot inefficiencies and faults early.
Guru Systems, recently announced as the winner of the PlaceTech Prize, says Guru Pinpoint helped London-based housing association Octavia Housing cut heat tariffs in half at Elizabeth House in Wembley: generating an average saving of £128 each year for residents using Guru Pinpoint.