February 2021 IoT News

By Pilgrim - March 15, 2021

More than a decade after it started, the UK has finally got some mojo into its Smart Meter programme, reaching 10m Smart Meters installed. This is particularly impressive as more than half of these were installed just in the past year, during COVID.  To learn more about this and all the other Smart Energy innovations coming to our homes in the next 5 years, do join us on Wed 24th February for a live webinar on the Future of Smart Home Energy with panellists including Benjamin Kott of BP's Lightsource Labs, Phil Steele of Octopus Energy, Neil Stewart of GlenDimplex, plus renowned Oxford energy academic Sarah Derby and energy analysts Cornwall Insight.

Meanwhile in EV land, Shell announces it will acquire charging provider Ubitricity, and also pledges a massive expansion to 500,000 EV chargers by 2025. There's also some great perspective on the EV journey as Erik Fairbairn, who founded our customer POD Point, interviews Robert Llewellyn, presenter of Fully Charged (or for older readers, Scrapheap Challenge, or for readers as old as me, Kryten from Red Dwarf).

In other IoT news this month:

And finally, a couple of items which make me feel like our science fiction future has arrived:

Until next month,


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