Jan 12, 2018

Watchdog to review £11bn UK roll-out of smart meters

Plans to install smart meters in millions of British homes will be reviewed by the government spending watchdog, the BBC has learned. Smart meters show how much energy is being used and the cost in real time. Its study will "Assess the current economic case for the rollout of smart meters and look at whether the government is on track to achieve its target to rollout meters by 2020". The industry body responsible for promoting smart meters, Smart Energy GB, defends the pace of the rollout. It's chief executive Sacha Deshmukh told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme that 8 out of 10 people with smart meters are "Very happy with the meters and would recommend them to their friends and family."

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