British public ‘wary of smart meter security risks’

Nearly half are so scared of the prospect of a cyber attack in their home that they refuse to install a device

ELF 2018: ‘Unlikely UK smart meter rollout will ever offer value for money’

Peter Atherton, Associate at Cornwall Insight, says the domestic rollout has been unnecessarily complex and costly

‘UK’s smart meter roll out not looking so clever’

The UK needs to install 24 smart meters per minute in order to meet the 2020 roll out deadline. That’s according to new analysis from consumer group Which?, highlighting the struggles faced to meet the goal of installing around 50 million of the meters across the country’s households. The report suggests some customers who want […]

Third of UK public say smart meters should be optional

Nearly a third of the UK public think they should be free to choose if they want a smart meter or not, despite government plans to install one in every home by 2020. That’s the suggestion from customer specialist Echo Managed Services, which shows despite the supposed benefits of bill reduction and increased transparency, less […]

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 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 […]

British Gas awards £600m smart meters contract

British Gas has awarded a smart meters contract to a Swiss firm worth £600 million, believed to be the single biggest order for the technology. The agreement means Landis+Gyr, a Swiss metering company bought in 2011 by Toshiba will supply British Gas with the majority of the 16 million gas and electricity meters in UK […]

Consumer champ is new smart meter body boss

A marketing man with a history of championing consumers particularly in the medical arena is taking the helm at the body responsible for helping the public understand smart meters. Sacha Deshmukh will be new chief executive for the Smart Meter Delivery Body, it was announced today. It’s no small task on his plate, as helping […]

New standards for ‘positive’ smart meter installation experience

New rules and guidance aimed at protecting customers and making sure they receive a high standard of service when getting a smart meter installed have been launched today. The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) sets the minimum standards that energy suppliers have to follow when installing the device in people’s homes, with the […]

UK firms ‘missing a trick’ with smart meter technology

Businesses in the UK could be “missing a trick” on saving energy and cutting costs as more than three quarters of firms (87%) don’t have a smart meter installed. Opus Energy, which questioned a panel of 1,000 small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), also revealed 61% of SMEs don’t actively use the information from their […]

Davey confirms smart meter push back as tipped by ELN

Today the Energy Secretary did as we reported earlier in the week, confirming a delay to the “enormous” smart meter programme which will see 53million smart meters installed in 30million homes. As tipped by ELN on Wednesday, the Department of Energy and Climate Change is giving the Big Six energy firms an extra year to […]