Ofgem bans five suppliers from taking on new customers until they join smart meter scheme

The regulator has issued Daligas Limited, Enstroga Ltd, Entice Energy Supply Limited, Euston Energy Ltd and Symbio Energy Limited with final orders

Smart meters: Nine energy suppliers ordered to become DCC users

Ofgem is consulting on issuing them with final orders

Smart Data Communications Company unveils new control centre in Manchester

The new Brabazon House facility has 19 modular test labs with 2,400 smart meters test spaces and aims to facilitate the national deployment of smart meters

Second generation smart meters surpass two million mark

Residents in Tewkesbury, Bolsover and South Derbyshire are said to be the fastest adopters of the smart technology

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One million second gen smart meters connected to Britain’s network

Up to 20 smart meters are being installed every minute of the day

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Ofgem threatens Avro Energy with new customers ban

The supplier has failed to become a Data Communications Company user to help drive the installation of next generation SMETS2 smart meters

UK consults on interoperability of first generation smart meters

Currently, consumers may lose the smart services provided by the technology when they switch to a different supplier

Ofgem moves ahead with next day switching plans

Ofgem is moving ahead with a programme that allows people to switch energy suppliers by the end of the next working day. It is introducing a package of reforms called ‘RP2a’, which will require the Data Communications Company (DCC) to procure a new Centralised Switching Service (CSS) that will facilitate “reliable and fast switching” across […]

Smart metering update for businesses and homes

In an effort to reduce energy consumption and meet carbon targets, the UK government has committed to rolling out smart meters for businesses and homes across the country by the year 2020. A major energy infrastructure project in the UK, the Smart Metering Implementation Programme will see the replacement or upgrading of over 50 million […]

Smart meter IT system delayed until autumn

An IT project which is part of the government’s plans to roll-out smart meters across the country by 2020 has been delayed. The government has confirmed its key scheme, which consists of a communications infrastructure to link smart meters to energy suppliers, will now be ready in autumn. Data and Communications Company is responsible for the […]