SSE brings Smart Meters to Carmarthen

SSE is opening a new smart metering depot in Carmarthen as more investment and jobs are brought to South Wales. 

The smart meter roll out is one of the biggest infrastructure projects the energy sector has seen in years. Over the next five years every household in the country will receive smart meters. SSE alone is investing more that £1bn in delivering its part of the roll-out, creating thousands of jobs in the process, as it looks to help put customers in control of their energy usage.

Around 60 people are currently working on SSE’s roll-out in the South Wales area, based at sites such as Treforest and Swansea. More than 16,000 smart meters have been installed across the region as part of the foundation stage of the roll-out, during which SSE has been learning lessons about how to maximise the benefits for customers while the necessary national systems are developed and tested. 

SSE is beginning to ramp up the pace of the roll out right across the country, hiring more staff, opening more depots and installing more meters as national infrastructure allows. The number of people working on it in South Wales will more than treble over the next four months bringing the total number to over 160 people and the opening of new sites, like the one in Carmarthen will bring jobs and investment to the local communities. 

Sara Jane Asquith, SSE’s Director of Metering and Smart Transformation, said:

“Our latest smart metering depot in Carmarthen will bring more jobs and investment to South Wales and is another important milestone on our mission to provide all homes up and down the country with a smart meter during the coming years. 

“The smart meter roll-out is a unique opportunity for us to engage and empower our customers with more information than ever before, helping them to take control of their energy by providing them with accurate, real-time data about their usage, accurate bills and innovative new products and services.”

If you’re interested in having a smart meter installed you can find out more at sse.co.uk.

SSE is hiring smart meter installers up and down the country. If you are interested finding out more about starting a career as a smart meter installer please visit our careers page at sse.co.uk.