Energy supplier BES Utilities buys smart meter company

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

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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

SSE pays £700k after missing gas smart meter target

The Big Six supplier met its 2018 target in February this year

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‘2020 target for smart meter rollout will not be met’

That’s the damning verdict from Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee

Large supplier smart meter installations down 10% in Q3

These companies fitted 495,400 gas and 632,600 electricity smart meters over the period

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Ofgem approves funding for industry-led EV grid tests

The Optimise Prime project aims to assess how low carbon cars will interact with and affect the UK’s power grid

Smart meter rollout costs will likely escalate, warns NAO

It says BEIS underestimated the time it would take to implement the infrastructure and technical standards for the second generation of smart meters

First gen smart meter deployment comes to an end

The government says it will require suppliers to get non-functional units working

Smart meter rollout to be reviewed

  The rollout of smart meters across millions of British households is to reviewed by the government spending watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) says it will investigate whether the planned £11 billion rollout will save customers money and look at whether the government is on track to achieve its target deadline of 2020. Some […]

UK introduces Smart Meters Bill to Parliament

The UK Government has introduced the Smart Meters Bill to Parliament today. It includes measures to ensure consumers continue to get the most out of their smart meters – every home and small business should be offered the technology by the end of 2020. The Bill will enable the government to continue to regulate the […]