Smart metering web-app for heat networks, KURVE, makes its way to Scotland and the Build to Rent (BTR) market

Legal & General’s Solasta Riverside, previously known as Buchanan Wharf, is the first development in Scotland to use KURVE as the selected metering & billing solution.

With increased demand for high-quality rental accommodation in Glasgow, the 324 properties stretching across 280,000sqft provide renters with not just a home, but also a community. The BTR scheme was developed by Legal & General (L&G), designed by Atelier Ten, and is now managed by Urbanbubble.

Going from strength to strength

After Atelier Ten selected SAV Systems to supply the heat-interface units (HIUs), the contractor requested metering and billing recommendations. As BTR developments are prone to high turnovers of residents, a reliable metering system with an easy means of billing people for their energy consumption, both during and post construction, was key for Solasta Riverside. KURVE fit the bill. Atelier Ten and L&G selected KURVE credit billing with Smart M-Bus installed to allow for an easy switchover between credit billing and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) should they wish to change the billing type in the future on individual or multiple properties.

Reaping the benefits of a joint venture

As KURVE is a joint venture between SAV Systems and Insite Energy, Solasta Riverside is fully supported by all three innovative leaders in the heat network industry. All homes benefit from SAV System’s long-lasting reliable heat-interface units (HIUs) installed by dedicated engineers attending site to commission the metering network ahead of occupation. Post-commissioning, Insite Energy set up the KURVE accounts and supports customers with their award-winning customer services team.

“With a target to connect 650,000 homes to heat networks by 2030, Scotland is a driving force in the industry. It is great to see KURVE enter the market there to pave the way for a more digitalised future,” says Douglas Norton, Product Manager at SAV Systems. “We commend Atelier Ten and L&G for installing KURVE with the Smart M-Bus giving them full flexibility between all our billing options, including credit billing, prepayment and credit-as-you-go*.”

“Accurate metering and billing are crucial to any development. Having the back-up of KURVE’s Smart M-Bus technology along with the support of Insite Energy to manage void period calculations made for the perfect solution.”

David Cameron, Director at Atelier Ten

A new type of billing

(*) Credit-as-you-go (CAY-G) is a new hybrid billing solution that combines the benefits of both credit billing and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) by setting a cut-off limit below £0, such as -£100. This allows customers greater freedom to pay in arrears whilst the heat supplier still has a set and managed debt risk level.

For further information about KURVE please call us on 020 3696 4977.