Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, has officially opened the new offices for the North Yorkshire firm.
Chameleon Technology plays a leading role in the national smart meter rollout programme, by supplying In-Home Displays (IHDs) to nine of the top 10 energy providers. Its IHDs connect to smart meters to help consumers track both their energy use and costs.
Lord Callanan said: “We have already made good progress in rolling out smart meters, with more than 32 million now in homes and small businesses across Great Britain. Seeing how much energy they are using in pounds and pence is putting people in control of their use and helping them save money on their bills.
"Working closely with industry partners, we’re well on our way to a more efficient energy system. I was delighted to open Chameleon Technology’s new Harrogate offices and meet the team helping us become a nation of smarter, cleaner energy consumers.”
Chameleon Technology has been granted over £3.6 million in government funding for additional innovation projects from the government, including the Green Home Finance Accelerator project.
Lord Callanan joined Chameleon Technology’s co-founder and CEO Mike Woodhall for a tour of the new office space, which has been purpose-built to facilitate the company’s cutting-edge engineering projects in developing future smart technology.
Chameleon Technology recently announced that it has manufactured and delivered its 10 millionth IHD, a record for the industry. By the end of the smart meter rollout, two in every three homes are projected to have a Chameleon Technology IHD.
Chameleon CEO, Mike Woodhall, said: “Manufacturing and delivering 10 million IHDs to UK households is a milestone to be proud of. Continued uptake of smart meters, alongside the real-time data provided by IHDs, will help build a flexible, decarbonised and digitalised energy system.”