Labour peer heads new body explaining smart meter rollout to public

The Labour peer Baroness Margaret McDonagh will be the chairman of a new body tasked with helping the public understand smart meters. UK energy suppliers are carrying out a smart […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The Labour peer Baroness Margaret McDonagh will be the chairman of a new body tasked with helping the public understand smart meters.

UK energy suppliers are carrying out a smart meter rollout of 53million meters to homes and businesses. The Government recently pushed back the deadline by a year to 2020 after complaints were raised by suppliers.

The smart metering Central Delivery Board has been formed by trade group Energy UK and will formally come into existence on 30 June 2013.

Baroness McDonagh said: “Smart meters can transform how people think about energy in the home. This new organisation will be key in engaging customers, informing them about their meters and allowing greater involvement with and control over their own energy consumption.”

Baroness McDonagh is Trust Member for the football club AFC Wimbledon and has voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change, according to a tally of votes by the website Public Whip.