3 of the oddest things we’ve read about the smart meter roll-out

With the number of smart meters on Great Britain’s walls now at 5 million and the pace picking up, Haven Power’s latest instalment of their smart myths series looks at the smart meter rollout.

Coronavirus delays smart meter rollout as installations suspended

Energy UK has announced the Coronavirus pandemic has prompted its members to halt ‘all non-essential field-based activities’

Smart meters: Nine energy suppliers ordered to become DCC users

Ofgem is consulting on issuing them with final orders

UK now boasts 15.6m smart and advanced meters

That’s according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which has published a new raft of smart meter statistics

Proposed target of deploying smart meters to 85% of homes by 2024 ‘is impossible’

Trade body Energy UK has warned the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suppliers are likely to be hit with large fines ‘as a result of factors outside their control’

Refusing smart meters ‘could soon become very expensive’ for households

Climate Change Minister Lord Duncan told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee that people who stop a smart meter being installed could be hit by “very high” bills

Government considers extending smart meter deadline to 2024

The move would give suppliers until 2024 to install the devices in 30 million homes and businesses across the UK

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Is your smart meter actually ‘smart’?

New research reveals some energy companies are still rolling out outdated smart meters that fail to work when consumers move to a different supplier

Government warms up for major heat pump trial

BEIS is seeking bids for around £16.5m of contracts for the management and delivery of the demonstration project

Energy supplier BES Utilities buys smart meter company

All 80 employees from Access Install will join the energy firm’s new metering services division