Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Smart meters exist in less than 1% of homes

Anh Nguyen | June 18, 2014
The largest UK energy suppliers have installed just 394,500 smart meters in domestic properties so far, according to the latest figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

Under the government's plans, advanced meters can be installed as an alternative to SMETS-compliant smart meters in non-domestic sites until April 2016, and do not need to be replaced with truly 'smart' meters before 2020. As a minimum, an advanced meter must be able to store half-hourly electricity and hourly gas data, to which the customer can have timely access and the supplier can have remote access.

The latest statistics from DECC were released the same week the National Audit Office (NAO) report revealed that the rollout could cost £1.5 billion more than expected, already putting the case for smart meters on precarious ground.


Previous Page  1  2 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.