Our Open API Guarantee for Pre-payment and Billing Platforms

For anyone requesting an Open API service, Energy Billing is dedicated to being open about costs from the outset.

Open API systems are growing in popularity. The benefit is that organisations are not tied in to just one billing provider. Although there may be no choice on who provides the communications infrastructure, you are now able to choose who you’d like the billing services from, in a process similar to choosing your broadband provider.

Bill Bates, Director at Energy Billing, says, “Although it’s great that people are being given a choice, there are still far too many grey areas. Many billing companies are not being clear enough up front about what costs are involved in using their services, but we guarantee to all our clients that we’ll be totally open with them. It’s about being fair and clear and open about the costs from day one.”

To find out more about Open API from Energy Billing, please contact us. We’re ready to discuss your requirements.

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Update Legacy Systems With Ease

Energy Billing is encouraging organisations to tackle the issue of legacy systems, providing more accurate energy readings and eradicating the problem of debt.

Some district heating systems have been installed for more than twenty years now. As with any system, over time performance can decline, but for these systems it can mean energy readings could become inaccurate.

Energy Billing believes that more should be done to ensure systems are updated and calibrated to prevent inaccurate readings.

Bill Bates, Director at Energy Billing, says, “If you’ve got a legacy system, why not change it when you have access to the property, like at a change of tenancy? We are helping customers through a gradual crossover period to make the work easy to manage and cost effective.”

In addition to this, when you have access to the premises, the company is encouraging organisations to install pre-payment meters at the same time, where necessary.

“It only takes about an hour longer to install a pre-payment meter, so when you’re in the premises anyway it makes perfect sense to get all the jobs done. This will remove any debt problems and provide a better, upgraded system giving accurate readings. At Energy Billing we can help you achieve this very easily.”

To find out more, please get in touch.


New Remote Meter Reading Device

We’ve launched our new pTwo, a first use or retrofittable remote meter reading device.

The pTwo has been designed to solve the issue of meter reading data where there is no existing cabling or metering infrastructure.

The unit can be installed onto Mbus or pulse output meters. Simply connect the Mbus or pulse terminals, fix the pTwo to a surface, plug the battery in and walk away. The unit will automatically connect to the meter and upload the Mbus readings to Energy Billing’s site. This can then be used to calculate a bill.

Alternatively, there is a mains powered option as well.

Bill Bates, Director at Energy Billing, says, “We have been approached on numerous occasions where the reading of the meters has not been fully considered and the option to run structured cabling is either too expensive or physically impossible. Therefore we designed the pTwo to give our customers a viable way of still achieving readings.”

The pTwo can read the Mbus or Pulse output from standard Energy Meters (Heat, Electric or Gas), or it can be a simple pulse count, a full “raw” Mbus readout or a parsed (human readable) Mbus output.

“There are multiple options with the device,” Bill continues. “We pride ourselves on finding solutions to real problems that our customers face, and we hope that this will help some of our customers fulfil all of their requirements.”

Energy Billing rebrands

Announcing a new look and a groundbreaking piece of product development.

Welcome to our new brand and website. Energy Billing has rebranded in order to define what we do more clearly to our core customer – the Housing Manager in charge of decentralised energy and heating management systems.

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“We recognised it was time to position ourselves at the forefront of the sector,” comments one of Energy Billing’s Directors, Bill Bates, “in order for us to do justice to our new product development.”

The rebrand and relaunch of the website coincides with the launch of Energy Billing’s new vThree to take its place alongside the existing vOne.

“With up-to-date touch screen functionality and clear and stylish screen graphics, the vThree is going to make everyone in the industry sit up and take notice,” comments fellow Director, Andrew Estrop.

To keep up-to-date with our latest developments, email info@energybilling.co.uk to receive our updates.