Nov 29, 2018

Smart meter fitting slows as deadline looms

Every home in Britain is supposed to have a smart meter - which avoids the need for customer readings - by 2020. Last week, the National Audit Office said that there was "No realistic prospect" of the government meeting its own deadline to install smart meters. Consumer group Which? said large energy suppliers would need install 30 smart meters a minute, every day, for the next two years to replace the 46 million existing meters. Energy Minister Claire Perry said: "We've said everyone will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020 to reap these benefits and we will meet that commitment." Smart Energy GB, which promotes smart meter technology, has said suppliers "Are working hard to offer all households smart meters as soon as possible".

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