Smart meters: Nine energy suppliers ordered to become DCC users

Ofgem is consulting on issuing them with final orders

ENGIE unveils plans for new eco-friendly head office

It will be powered by renewable energy, in addition to using smart grid as well as blockchain technologies

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

Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot ‘world’s first’ hourly renewable power matching

The new 24/7 solution connects power generation such as wind and hydropower from Vattenfall with data from smart meters that measure real time consumption

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’

OVO Energy targets net zero emissions by 2030

It is buying Big Six company SSE’s retail business, which once approved, will make OVO the second largest energy supplier in 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New research reveals some energy companies are still rolling out outdated smart meters that fail to work when consumers move to a different supplier

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

‘More than a third of smart meter users report having problems’

New research suggests the number of people having issues totals around four million, with just over a year to go until the installation deadline

Energy giant E.ON raises €1.5bn of green bonds

They will fund sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects