Next-generation IoT meter readers produced by Guru Systems are set to be installed in hundreds of homes at Wardian London, one of the tallest residential schemes in the UK.
The development, currently under construction on London’s Isle of Dogs by EcoWorld Ballymore, is due to be completed in 2019 and will include a new heat network to provide low-carbon heat to residents on the site.
In collaboration with low-carbon technology specialists, SAV Systems, Guru Systems’ Hub 2 devices will be installed in 785 homes across the two iconic apartment towers.
The Hub 2, which was unveiled by Guru Systems at the beginning of 2018, has been designed to improve residents’ experience of living on heat networks. It is the most advanced smart payment and utility monitoring system available, providing real-time data to residents and heat providers on energy usage via a wireless mesh network.
The technology is always on and eliminates the need for manual meter reads, ensuring residents are only charged for the heat they use.
Casey Cole, CEO of Guru Systems, said:
Our Guru Hub 2 is the most advanced smart meter on the market, designed with extensive input from customers to make sure that it is easy to use and understand, and we are really excited to be working with partners to bring our technology to this iconic development in the heart of Canary Wharf.
Heat networks are playing a crucial part in the UK’s transition to a low-cost, low-carbon energy system. Our aim is to enable residents living on heat networks to have the best possible experience, and to make designing, building, and running heat networks more efficient for developers, operators, and customers.
Guru Systems has designed the Hub II to be the most accessible, user-friendly Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) system ever built, with a full colour display showing credit balance, instantaneous demand and consumption, tariff and standing charge data, CO2 emissions, and a custom messaging service.
The system can manage and monitor up to five utility accounts and control three external control devices, such as shut-off valves.
The Hub 2 meters also provide data to Guru Systems’ award-winning Guru Pinpoint platform, which monitors the overall performance of a heat network and spots inefficiencies and faults on a network before they cause costly inefficiencies that can lead to rising bills.
Guru Systems smart meters are currently installed on more than 100 heat networks across the UK.