Smart metering with a Gas flavour.
My experience in smart metering is as extensive as the industry - about 3 years now. Actually, Schlumberger/Actaris tried to add meter functionality with the U6s prepayment meter - Click here for the datasheet - as early as 2002.
The big technical problem then ( unfortunately the U6s never sold in volume ) is the same as now
It was not possible to make the extended featureset of the U6s - which matched the Itron market beating KBD Electricity Prepayment Meter - work with the archaic national gas prepayment system. And because customers can change their suppliers, there was a strong risk of meters having to be removed.
I've been involved, obviously, in a range of activities with respect to smart metering. For example:-
All this participation means that I can help businesses in many ways with respect to gas smart metering.