Fulcrum grows Smart Metering business to meet demand for infrastructure services

24 Jul 2019

Fulcrum, the UK’s leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has bolstered its Smart Metering business to meet the demand for its services.

The Sheffield-based company has welcomed Vicky Moore and Sam Paton to support its work with commercial customers and energy suppliers to supply, install, own and manage smart meters across the UK.

Vicky joins Fulcrum from Smart Metering Systems PLC where she was responsible for the operational management and service delivery of multiple metering contracts, nationwide.

As a Smart Metering Asset Coordinator, Vicky will manage end-to-end customer engagement and service delivery for the Group’s smart meter roll-out throughout the UK.

Sam also brings considerable experience in the sector to Fulcrum, having joined from Blue Square Utilities where he managed the delivery of significant smart meter installation programmes across the North of England.

In his role at Fulcrum, Sam will take a technical lead for project delivery and smart metering system implementation.

The Group entered the smart metering market earlier this year, after achieving both Meter Operator (MOP) accreditation and Meter Asset Manager (MAM) accreditation, it then launched its new Meter Asset Provider (MAP) business, and has since secured a number of projects.

Among them is an agreement secured with a UK energy supplier to provide services as an integrated smart meter installer, Meter Operator and Meter Asset Manager. The agreement provides Fulcrum with the opportunity to supply and install 90,000 domestic meters.

Martin Harrison, Fulcrum CEO, said: “Smart metering forms an essential part of our end-to-end utility infrastructure service and the expansion of our specialist team reflects the growing position we are taking in the market.

“Our smart metering business continues to progress with positive momentum, with the Group having quickly achieved the important accreditations required to install, adopt, own and operate smart meters and also securing a significant smart meter contract.

“Our aim is to continue to build relationships and secure incremental agreements with a number of energy suppliers to grow our smart meter revenue streams by participating in the domestic exchange programme in the years ahead.”