Following Smart Energy GB’s formation in 2013, Zhero was selected to create a new, hybrid cloud-based IT infrastructure as a platform, for all its operational activities. As well as managing the IT requirements of Smart Energy GB’s office move, Zhero now handle the on-going management, running and support of all the organisation’s IT systems. This Zhero partnership enables Smart Energy to benefit from lower overall IT costs and enjoy optimal operational efficiencies.
By 2020 all 26 million households and approximately 2 million small businesses in Great Britain will manage their energy use and cost with the help of Smart Meters. To ensure the successful nationwide roll-out of this radical technology, The Government and energy industry commissioned the creation of a new, independent body – Smart Energy GB – to design and deliver the major consumer engagement campaigns. The Smart Energy GB team is associated with the biggest programme of national infrastructure modernisation in recent memory.