More than a million smart meters installed last quarter

More than a million domestic smart meters were installed in the UK during the second quarter of 2017. That’s according to new statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

More than a million domestic smart meters were installed in the UK during the second quarter of 2017.

That’s according to new statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which show this is a 3% increase on the previous quarter.

Of this figure, more than 460,000 were gas meters and just under 600,000 were electricity meters.

Over the same period, 13,800 smart and advanced meters were installed in smaller non-domestic sites by large energy suppliers, roughly the same number carried out last quarter.

Advanced meters are able to store half-hourly electricity and hourly gas data, which can be accessed both by the energy customer and the supplier.

There are now more than 7.6 million smart and advanced meters operating across homes and businesses in Great Britain.

E.ON is one of the first companies in Germany to control solar systems using smart meters.