The Association of Meter Operators is the trade association
representing it members. The Consultant is employed to assist with
achieving the aims. The Association has three main aims:
- To establish working or best practices
amongst Members which benefit members, industry and customers by
reducing costs and improving customer service.
- To provide a forum for exchange of
information and to discuss technical, operational or regulatory matters
relevant to our Members. There are regular Members meetings
supplemented with seminars for specific subjects. A regular bulletin is
published which reports industry meetings and issues relevant to
- The Association represents Members
interests in a number of industry forums. This is achieved by direct
representation at meetings, responses to consultations and working in
co-operation with industry organisations.
a Meter Operator
Provision of metering services is a competitive activity provided by
electricity Meter Operators and gas Meter Asset Managers. Details of
Members and their services can be found on the Members pages.
Competition in metering was introduced for larger customers in the
electricity market in 1994. Up until that time all metering work had
been performed by regional or national monopolies. As independent Meter
Operators entered the market the original metering businesses were
separated from their corporate companies. New trading arrangements were
introduced to the electricity and gas markets to enable competition in
energy supply to develop. The business interests of Meter Operators
were found to be different to those of other parties to the trading
arrangements. This resulted in metering companies forming the
Association to represent their interests in this evolving market. Since
the creation of the Association in 1996 it has grown to encompasses all
aspects of electricity and gas metering. In recent years the
industry has been considering the benefits of smarter metering for all
customers, the Association has been actively involved in debating the
There are two classes of Membership:
- Full Membership carries full voting
rights. The Membership fees for this class are at two different levels
based on the number of meters that the Member manages.
- Affiliate Membership does not carry
voting rights. This category of Membership is for those Members
responsible for a very small number of meters, or who are seeking
approval as a Meter Operator or Meter Asset Manager.
Constitution is available by clicking here.
Each year the Members hold an Annual General Meeting in March and a
General Meeting in September. General Meetings discuss major
policy issues and specific proposals effecting the metering business,
at the AGM a business plan is agreed for the following year. Throughout
the year a committee regularly meets to ensure the business plan is
The Consultant is employed to assist with achieving the policy aims.
The Consultant seeks the views of Members on issues throughout the
year, either formally or informally through meetings. The Secretary
provides secretarial, legal and financial services.
The Business Plan for the year 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 is
available by clicking here.