Utility Warehouse in partnership with Chameleon Technology

Chameleon Technology continues to grow its customer base among UK utilities with the announcement that Utility Warehouse has chosen Chameleon to supply its smart In-Home Displays (IHDs).

Utility Warehouse has chosen Chameleon as the sole supplier of SMETS 2 in-home displays. Utility Warehouse will deliver Chameleon’s third generation device to hundreds of thousands of the utility’s customers throughout the remainder of the smart meter rollout to 2020. Chameleon’s IHD3 device has in-built pre-payment features to help make pre-payment meter credit balances clear and simple to understand.

Chameleon has been supplying smart IHDs to UK utilities for over seven years and is known for its award-winning, inclusive and engaging designs and for delivering technically robust and innovative solutions. Chameleon is a favoured partner for utilities who value flexibility, reliability and innovation.

Ashton Berkhauer, Head of Energy Services at Utility Warehouse said, “We have chosen Chameleon as our In-Home Display partner because we were impressed with their IHD design, their flexible approach to supply and their track record of supplying large volumes throughout the UK rollout to date.”

He continues, “We wanted to give our customers an IHD that was easy to use and that also offered helpful features for our pre-payment customers, like receiving notifications when their credit is low. We expect to increase our roll out volumes significantly in 2019 and needed a partner who could respond to our demands flexibly and reliably. Chameleon’s understanding of how the customer uses an IHD, along with a flexible, reliable supply chain makes them an ideal partner for Utility Warehouse.”

Mike Woodhall, Managing Director of Chameleon Technology, commented, “Chameleon is pleased to have been chosen by Utility Warehouse as its preferred In-Home Display supplier. We are proud to provide their customers with our IHD3 pre-payment device, with its intuitive and easy to use functionality and pre-payment features.”

Mike continues, “Chameleon prides itself on the ability to respond flexibly to customer demands. As the UK smart meter roll-out progresses, our customers require us to flex our capacity up and down as they demand. Our Operations and Technical teams have ensured our supply chain is highly robust to provide this flexibility to our customers.”

The IHD3 PPMID

Chameleon’s pre-payment Smart In-Home Display allows users to enjoy all the benefits of a smart-enabled IHD, such as seeing and understanding when and how energy is used in the home, so they can keep track of what they are spending, in pounds and pence. It also includes extra smart pre-pay features. The IHD3 PPMID allows users to see their remaining credit in pounds and pence and, uniquely, in time. Users don’t have to guess how long their credit will last and they know when they need to top up. Customers receive an alert when credit is low and can add credit directly to their pre-payment meter from their IHD, using their top-up receipt.