EU bank supports UK smart meter rollout

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing £190 million to support a range of projects, including the installation of smart meters across the north of England and Scotland. Communications infrastructure specialist Arqiva will use part of the fund to finance the smart meter rollout programme in the UK. Jonathan Taylor, EIB Vice President said: “The […]

DECC confirms contracts for smart meter rollout

DECC has confirmed the arrangements for the smart meter rollout after signing contracts and licenses to run the programme, following the announcement of preferred bidders last month. The license for the Data and Communication Company (DCC) – in charge of linking the 53 million smart meters with energy suppliers, network operators and energy service companies […]

O2 owner among firms named to run UK smart meter system

A host of firms including the owner of mobile network operator O2 were unveiled today as preferred applicants to run the communications system behind the Government’s smart electricity meter rollout. The nation has been divided into three regions for the installation of 53million smart meters across the country by 2020: the North, South and Central. […]