Aprose Solutions acquired by ESG

         ESG, the market-leading provider of integrated SaaS software to empower global energy customer choice, announced that it has acquired Aprose Solutions Ltd. Aprose will become part of Utiligroup, the UK subsidiary of ESG. Backed by Accel-KKR, this acquisition extends ESG’s market leadership in UK smart metering DCC SaaS software solutions to energy Suppliers, metering service compani...
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Energy comparison sites; getting ready for the DCC switch

When the Government introduced its plans for the GB Smart Metering Programme, one of the great touted benefits was in giving energy consumers access to their consumption, and the ability for them to make better informed decisions around switching energy suppliers. However, over recent years, the key emphasis of the programme has been on the implementation and rollout of the DCC service (Da...
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Aprose Solutions joins forces with Utiliteam

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Utiliteam, long-term established provider of high quality specialist consultancy services to the utilities sector. Utiliteam provide high value consulting services to the Utilities sector, with a proven track record in delivering consecutive consultancy assignments to budget, quality and time. They offer; Programme Management; Quality ...
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What the revised GB Smart Metering milestones might mean to your rollout ambitions.

The much-anticipated revised GB Smart Meter Implementation Programme delivery plans were recently published for consultation, and it is no surprise that the previous April go-live date has moved out to the right. On paper, this is unlikely to be a big deal for most energy sector market participants, particularly as the more realistic Joint Industry Plan was already working towards an August go...
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Smart Metering Business Orchestration – have you considered the true cost?

Real tunnel with high speed
When operational, the DCC will support a range of service requests, many of which will support Smart Meter interactions at a low level. However, there will be plenty of scenarios where energy suppliers will need to perform more complex groupings of pre-determined service requests in a fixed sequence in order to fulfil specific business functions. There is nothing new to this concept, and it...
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We are Hiring!!

We're hiring! Due to exceptional demand for our state of the art software solution, we're seeking committed people to join our delivery team.  If you think you have the skills and drive to join us on an incredible journey then drop us a line and make sure you don't miss the boat! Please send us your CV to contact@aprosesolutions.com and we'll be in touch with you shortly.  
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Connecting to the DCC – a To-Do List

In our dealings with many energy suppliers, especially the smaller ones, achieving full connectivity with their smart meters through the DCC can appear daunting. This should come as a surprise to no one. Their businesses are built on understanding the energy market, the consumption needs of their customers, and carving out a profit in a hugely regulated and competitive sector. Systems integratio...
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Educating the press

I have come across a number of press articles recently that focus on the negative smart meter experiences of several home and business owners. Essentially, these articles replay the experiences of disgruntled customers who have had issues with smart meter installations and their ongoing operation; such as inaccurate readings and over billing. I’m sure everyone agrees that poor customer experie...
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The power of a little paper boat!

I don’t think even the DCC were expecting our little blue sailing boat would make such a big splash with so many of you. I know we certainly didn’t. Thank you all for your positive feedback about our humble advertising campaign for ASe-i Smart DCC Communicator. We’re delighted you also liked the origami sailboats we sent you in the post. If we’ve got your attention and perhaps made you smile a...
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Not all DCC Adaptors are the same.

With the new DCC milestones agreed, and the Joint Industry Plan recommending that market participants select their means of DCC connectivity by the end of May, the DCC adaptor marketplace has been re-invigorated. There are a number of solutions enabling DCC connectivity, each with their own unique selling points and associated costs. And there is much consideration for each DCC end user in terms o...
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