The cost of energy is confusing and is made up of a number of charges, the commodity, the transportation and the taxes. There is now an addition due to technology advances to capture the meter reading without site visit, this charge is identified as another item within your bill. Large volume users have advanced to a half hourly reading rather than once a day and this has been for some time now and in the last couple of years the industry regulator Ofgem has rolled this half hourly requirement out to smaller users called maximum demand meters with profile class 05 to 08, the investigations completed by the regulator Ofgem concluded, this policy will enhance the consumption knowledge helping the power suppliers to purchase with more accuracy and the white paper P272 estimates companies in this sector will potentially see reductions on costs charged to them. Data Jigsaw identified that if the costs of the meter per year and the charges for remote data collection were outside of the power suppliers billing, then the actual fees will become less confusing and business customers will see the true cost of the commodity. The second major upset to the smaller user group forced to comply to the Ofgem changes P272, is the one large yearly fee charged just for the meter, so a monthly manageable fee inclusive of all would be preferred.
Data Jigsaw are an independent company that was set up to facilitate clients with the approach to meter operator and data collection known as MOP, DC, COP3/5/10 and P272. Whilst many clients do understand the requirement for a meter operator with data collection, they may not know that this does not have to be the same party that supplies the premises with the service. Data Jigsaw utilise IMServ (largest UK MOP/DC compliant centres) Data Jigsaw has a rich heritage in data collection and metering, covering over 5% of the UK’s entire business electricity consumption with over 250,000 metering points. The specialist end-to-end management solutions, combined with experienced engineers, extensive industry knowledge and a powerful web tool interface, (EDV2) Energy DataVision, we deliver accurate readings and cost savings to organisations by giving them the access to the data intelligence on, ‘how’, ‘when’ and ‘where’ power is used.
There is no affiliation to any of the electricity suppliers, we are compliant, in an ideal position to be trusted to continue to provide precise energy consumption to all parties. As the technology to collect data via mobile communication has entered the UK, we have made sure the process compliance set by Elexon as the metering regulator in the UK has been followed, this has been essential in our growth but more importantly has given our clients freedom to select any UK electricity supplier.