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

Utilita Energy files for judicial review into smart meter rollout

The government extended the date from July to October 2018 but the energy firm said it “repeatedly urged BEIS” to push the deadline for SMETS1 meters to at least 2020

Leeds hots up with new £35m district heating project

The project is expected to deliver savings of between 10% to 25% per year on energy bills as well as reduce carbon emissions

‘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 […]

UK consumers make the smart choice with new tech

Nearly a fifth of people in the UK would prioritise owning a smart meter over other smart devices. That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 consumers from OVO Energy, which shows around 18% would opt for a smart meter, compared to the 6% who would choose an AI device and just 3% picking a […]

Ofgem mulls review of suppliers’ emergency plan for smart meter users

Ofgem is considering reviewing energy suppliers’ plans for delivering emergency metering services for smart meter consumers. It has written an open letter setting out its expectations that suppliers will put in place emergency arrangements for both gas and electricity meters to ensure customers are protected during the smart meter rollout. Currently, gas Post Emergency Metering […]

UK-South Korea in £6m smart energy innovation partnership

The UK and the South Korea have announced a £6 million partnership for smart energy innovation. The programme will support development and demonstration projects on innovative smart energy technologies and business models, each one involving companies from both nations. They are said to be at similar stages in the development and deployment of smart systems, […]

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 […]

Wisley’s Christmas lights smarten up this season

  The Christmas lights at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) gardens in Wisley will be connected to smart meters this festive season. Smart Energy GB has teamed up with the RHS to install a series of interactive lights, allowing visitors walking the trail to switch on lights in trees, around sculptures and above lakes, while […]

Smart EV charging research in Edinburgh offered £80k

Organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £80,000 to examine how low carbon and smart electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure could be introduced in Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking projects that combine onsite generation of renewable energy, battery storage and smart meters with innovative software systems to control everything. […]