Chameleon Technology exhibits at European Utility Week 2018

Chameleon Technology exhibits at European Utility Week 2018

Chameleon Technology is exhibiting at European Utility Week 2018 in Vienna, 6th – 8th of November. We will be located in the ESMIG Zone on stand A.c60, next to the ESMIG pavilion.

The Chameleon team will be demonstrating our Smart In-Home Displays, I•VIE Cloud Platform and Consumer Access Device. We will present how we use real time smart meter data to allow consumers to take control of their energy use and costs and maximise the opportunities of the changing energy world. Chameleon’s smart energy solutions aim to help consumers better understand their energy, monitor their usage and enjoy the benefits of the changing energy world.

Mike Woodhall said: ‘European Utility Week is a great opportunity for Chameleon to  present and demonstrate our smart energy solutions to the European market. It is the ideal platform to meet industry figures and thought-leaders.’

European Utility Week is the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community, with experts from utilities, network operators, vendors, consultants, start-ups and system integrators covering the entire smart system value chain.

Click here to register as our guest at EUW 2018. Find out more about Chameleon’s smart energy solutions.

Please follow us on Twitter at @smartchameleon for live updates during the show.

Chameleon has recently won two regional awards!

Chameleon has recently won two regional awards!

Chameleon has recently won two regional awards! The Northern Tech Awards and Harrogate Business Awards have both recognised Chameleon’s significant growth and outstanding technical innovation. Chameleon has been listed as the second fastest growing technology company on the GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards League Table 2018. The league table ranks the 100 fastest growth technology companies in the north. Chameleon also received the Harrogate Business Awards Technology award in recognition of its new IoT platform and voice assistant for energy customers.
Chameleon’s Managing Director Mike Woodhall said, “I’m very proud that we achieved two prestigious awards this quarter. These awards confirm our status as a leading energy technology company in the north. We’re proud to be recognised alongside other successful and growing businesses.”

The Road to Smarter Britain: Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer recently visited Leeds to inspire a better, cleaner and smarter Britain.

The Road to Smarter Britain: Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer recently visited Leeds to inspire a better, cleaner and smarter Britain.

The Property TV stars are touring Britain to help people learn more about smart meters.

While visiting the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Kirstie and Phil talked to as many people as possible about a small but important step that every household can take towards a cleaner, greener and smarter future.

They demonstrated how smart meters can help households save energy and minimise carbon emissions.

Furthermore, the television duo claimed that smart meters are a great way for households to monitor spending and reduce expenses.

Kirstie Allsopp said: ‘How can you know you are wasting energy if you can’t see it? I believe if we all get smart meters, it will help make our country greener.’

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer also informed Brits how smart meter could help households save enough energy each year to power their home for a week – the equivalent of watching your favourite property or dancing show on the telly non-stop for 147 days. If every household in Great Britain got a smart meter, we could save enough energy to power every household in Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield for a year.

Phil Spencer also said: ‘If every household in Leeds had a smart meter, that would save Leeds alone £5 million a year as a city.’

Click here to find out more.

Chameleon Technology is pleased to support OVO Energy’s letter to Energy Minister Claire Perry calling for an energy revolution.

Chameleon Technology is pleased to support OVO Energy’s letter to Energy Minister Claire Perry calling for an energy revolution.

Chameleon calls for changes to energy networks regulations to unleash flexibility revolution.

Chameleon Technology is please to support OVO Energy’s letter to Energy Minister Claire Perry calling for an energy revolution. The letter outline six key principles to incentivise the energy network companies to unlock flexibility services and deliver better utilisation of the electricity grid.

The six key principles are:

1. Flexibility services procured first: Network companies should be obliged to tackle network constraints by procuring flexibility services as a first measure, rather than by building expensive new network infrastructure.

2. Targeting ‘whole system’ outcomes: Rather than focussing on benefits to themselves, network companies should be incentivised to help us achieve our carbon reduction targets at the lowest possible costs for consumers.

3. Rewarding grid utilisation: Network companies should be rewarded for making better use of the existing network, rather than building new infrastructure. One mechanism to achieve this is to make the ratio between maximum capacity and the average load on a network (‘load factor’) a primary metric for adjusting network company revenues.

4. Facilitating renewable energy adoption: The cost and availability of new connections for renewable generators should become important output categories for network companies, given their central role in supporting renewable energy adoption.

5. Promoting entrepreneurialism: Network companies should be able to make genuine financial gains and losses based on their performance on whole-system outcomes. This will encourage companies to implement innovations into business as usual, rather than simply conduct pilot projects with no follow-on. We recommend that any returns above a base return of 2-3% should be based on achieving whole-system outcomes.

6. Continue to separate network operators from users: Ofgem has rightly established that network operators may not own and operate energy storage. Similarly, Ofgem should clarify that network operators may not directly control other distributed energy resources such as electric vehicles and instead use price signals to manage and encourage flexible resources.

For more information please contact Frances Williamson on Frances.Williamson@chameleontechnology.co.uk

For OVO’s press release please click here

Mike Woodhall elected Vice President of ESMIG

Mike Woodhall elected Vice President of ESMIG

Chameleon Technology is pleased to announce that its Managing Director, Mike Woodhall, has been elected Vice President of ESMIG, the European trade association representing the smart metering industry.

Mike’s appointment was announced following the ESMIG Annual General Assembly in Lisbon on June 21. ESMIG is the European Association representing companies that provide smart energy solutions.

Following his election, Mike Woodhall said “I look forward to continuing the great work by ESMIG members to bring about the benefits of smart meters for all EU consumers. It is important that industry and policy makers work together to ensure that the consumer benefits of the smart, flexible grid are realised across all European member states. ESMIG is the ideal organisation to help to make this happen. I am delighted to be the new Vice President and look forward to working with John Harris, the new President, all members and the secretariat.”

As Vice President, Mike is a key member of the Executive Committee (EC) of ESMIG. The EC consists of the president, vice-president and working group chairs, meets on monthly basis, deals with operational issues and supports the ESMIG secretariat. For two years previously, Mike has been the Chair of the Working Group on Marketing and Events (MEG) at ESMIG.

Also announced at the ESMIG General Assembly, Frances Williamson, Chameleon’s Head of Communications and Industry Engagement, has been elected Chair of the Regulatory and Policy Working Group (RPG). The RPG has an active role in influencing EU regulatory and legislative developments that affect all aspects of smart metering in Europe. Frances brings a wealth of knowledge of EU energy policy and regulation to her ESMIG appointment, gained from her role at Chameleon Technology and previous roles at Energy UK and the Smart DCC.

John Harris, the newly elected President of ESMIG and Head of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs for Landis+Gyr said, “As the new President of the association, I am very grateful to be able to count on Chameleon’s support and engagement. I look forward to having Mike Woodhall by my side as new Vice President and I am relying on Frances Williamson’s leadership in the very important Regulation and Policy Group. Congratulations to both of them!”

About ESMIG

ESMIG aims to make energy cleaner, more affordable and more reliable. Its members include smart meter manufacturers, smart grid networking and solutions providers, software and data analytics, system integrators, consumer energy services, in-home display manufacturers, and digital security and communication service providers.

Read more from ESMIG about the recent Executive Committee appointments here

www.esmig.eu

 

 

 

Chameleon a “Rising Star” in PwC awards shortlist

Chameleon a “Rising Star” in PwC awards shortlist

Chameleon Technology has been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award in the UK Private Business Awards. The awards, sponsored by PwC, recognise growth, talent and success from businesses across the UK and from a variety of sectors.

Brian Henderson, Partner at PwC said “The UK Private Business Awards are a fantastic opportunity to take stock and celebrate the talent and success right across the private business sector. This year the finalists are from every part of the UK, and from industries as diverse as fashion, construction and financial services.”

Mike Woodhall, Managing Director of Chameleon Technology said “I’m proud that Chameleon has been recognised on the shortlist for this prestigious award. In our short history, the Chameleon team has achieved a leading position in the UK smart-meter market and this year launched an IoT platform to give consumers even more valuable energy and connected home data insights. We are proud to be recognised alongside such successful businesses and we wish everyone well.”

Each year the UK Private Business Awards are attended by over 450 entrepreneurs, CEOs, FDs, COOs and management teams from a diverse range of industries. Sponsored by PwC, this year’s event will be held at The Brewery, London EC1 on Thursday 13 September 2018.

 

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About Us: Chameleon Technology designs and manufactures bespoke in-home displays for the global smart meter market. We create standalone and embedded solutions to optimise products and services emerging from the connected homes revolution. Our goal: help businesses help their customers, by using their energy and lifestyle data to make complex decisions easier.

 

 

Chameleon named among fastest-growing technology companies in the UK

Chameleon named among fastest-growing technology companies in the UK

Chameleon Technology has been named as a winner in the Deloitte 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 Awards.

The awards recognise and rank the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue data, and are sponsored by DLA Piper, Oracle NetSuite and Silicon Valley Bank.

This year’s cohort of winners represent companies at the forefront of the sector, with over 9,000 employees across the 50 companies, an inspiring average growth rate of 2,176% and total revenues in 2018 of c.£1.2bn.

Chameleon is one of only two Yorkshire-based businesses to make the top 50 and ranked at number 37.

The business has grown by 713% in the last four years and has also been awarded the European Home Energy Monitor of the Year Award for three consecutive years.

Managing Director Mike Woodhall, said: “Appearing in the Deloitte Fastest 50 for the first time will bring valuable recognition of the team’s hard work and innovation. Chameleon’s transformation from in-home display manufacturer to leading energy tech company is due to our focus beyond in-home displays to how real time energy data from smart meters will help unlock the benefits of the digitisation of our energy system for consumers and businesses.”

Matt Hughes, partner for Deloitte in Yorkshire, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for the company to be recognised in the Deloitte Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology businesses in the UK. It has performed phenomenally well in the last few years and demonstrates the benefits of embracing technology to drive innovation in the sectors.’’

“Hopefully Chameleon’s inclusion will act as a catalyst for more of our region’s technology pioneers to feature in future awards.”

Duncan Down, lead partner for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 programme commented: “We are now in our third decade of celebrating the country’s fastest-growing technology companies through the UK Fast 50 awards, and the rate of growth continues to impress. The UK start-up scene is in excellent health, with strong access to talent and funding. What impresses me most is the rate of growth, with the time from establishment to ‘unicorn’ status continuing to reduce. I would like to personally congratulate all of the winners and entrants for this year’s awards.

For more information and to view the full list visit www.fast50.co.uk

5 ways energy data can help your business

5 ways energy data can help your business

Customers rarely think about their energy use, where it comes from, how much it costs. A company sends a bill each month and the customer pays it. However, there is a revolution taking place in the energy world; energy is finally becoming digitised. And we, the customer, will have access to our real-time energy data for the first time.

 

It’s not just energy companies that see many possibilities, especially with the promise of AI and more personal customer engagement. Recent research suggests that customers are very open to new ways of buying their energy, too. Perhaps, a ‘Netflix’ of energy?

Now, through integrated technologies and data from smart meters, we have access to information about our electricity and gas use and costs. But what does that mean? What can real-time energy data can do for your business?

Here are five things to consider:

1- Help your customers to save money, and build brand loyalty

Step one is to help customers understand their energy consumption, and trust that their bills are accurate. Using real-time, smart meter data, presented via an in-home display or app, companies can help customers identify what appliances are using energy, and how much it is costing them.

By providing access to this information, energy providers and other companies demonstrate that they are keen to optimise their customers’ bills and help them to save money.

2 – Save customers’ energy

As well as saving money, businesses, charities, local authorities and other organisations can also help their customers save energy. It’s something many want to do, but haven’t had the tools to do so, until now.

Access to the real-time energy data transforms a customer’s relationship with their consumption. It’s a bit like tracking calories and exercise; now we can track, and predict energy use, through anticipated and responsive technologies like IBM Watson.

For businesses, local authorities, and other companies, data can support investment decisions, such as where and what energy sources are required in communities.

3 – Simplify decision making for the customer and make your product hassle-free

Our lives can be complicated. Companies that help their customers to simplify their lives will gain customer trust and loyalty.

For example, it can be complicated for a customer with an electric car, solar panels and energy storage system to make sure they are maximising their energy ‘set-up’. This expectation of complexity can deter customers from making initial purchasing decisions. If you can combine the customer’s energy data, calendar information, weather forecasts and other sources of data, you can make sure their car is always charged when needed, using stored energy made from their solar panels to keep their home energy and car power costs as low as possible.

Our Digital, Personal Energy Assistant called I•VIE, helps businesses do that, allowing customers to manage their energy 24 hours a day. Watch I•VIE in action here

4 – Energy innovation

Through energy industry innovation, there will be an emergence of new electricity tariffs In the U.K. There will give customers the opportunity to use energy at a cheaper time, when there is less demand. They can then sell their excess energy back to the national grid when it is at its peak. Smart meters that can access rich, personal customer information let companies ensure that their customers are getting a good deal. And it encourages customer retention, with minimal input from that customer.

5 – New opportunities in other industries

Access to real time energy data means opportunities for other industries, too. At Chameleon Technology, we think energy information can also benefit home security, insurance and digital heath care.

For example, we are working with Liverpool John Moores University to track Smart Meter energy data help people with Alzheimer’s, by detecting behavioural symptoms. Caregivers are better informed, which could lead to more independence for the person living with Alzheimer’s. I•VIE can be trained and used to detect these anomalies. It can also be used in emergencies to send notifications to the care giver. And it can record a diary of home activity and give insight or recommendations based on that data.

What’s next?

I know there more that real time energy data can do that we haven’t thought of yet, which is so exciting. What do you think it can do for your business?
Contact me to request a demo of our IoT Platform and Voice Assistant “I•VIE”, and see for yourself what access to real-time energy data can do.
Ross Haffenden, IoT Strategy Director, Chameleon Technology

ross.haffenden@chameleontechnology.co.uk

+44 01423 815 911

www.chameleontechnology.co.uk

@smartchameleon

About Us: Chameleon Technology designs and manufactures bespoke in-home displays for the global smart meter market. We create standalone and embedded solutions to optimise products and services emerging from the connected homes revolution. Our goal: help businesses help their customers, by using their energy and lifestyle data to make complex decisions easier.

 

 

Chameleon shortlisted for a “hat trick” of regional awards

Chameleon shortlisted for a “hat trick” of regional awards

 

Chameleon has been shortlisted for a three of regional awards. The Northern Tech Awards, Yorkshire Business Masters Awards and Harrogate Business Awards have all recognised Chameleon’s significant growth and outstanding technical innovation. Chameleon will be listed on the GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards League Table 2018, which ranks the 100 fastest growth technology companies in the north. Chameleon has also been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Business Masters Innovation Award and the Harrogate Business Awards Best Medium Company category.

Chameleon’s Managing Director Mike Woodhall said, “I’m immensely proud that we have started 2018 on the shortlists for three prestigious regional accolades. These nominations confirm our status as a leading energy technology company. It is a testament to the expertise and talent in the north that these region-specific awards have become so well-contested and we’re proud to be recognised alongside other successful and growing businesses.”

The Northern Tech Awards are sponsored by GP Bullhound and the final listing will be announced on March 22nd. The Yorkshire Business Masters Awards, hosted by The Business Insider, will be announced on April 26th. The Harrogate Business Awards will be announced on April 19th.