Smart meters are due to be rolled out to homes and businesses across the UK between 2014 and 2019, with the costs of roll-out being passed on to consumers in their bills. DECC estimates that smart metering will bring a net benefit of £6.7 billion. However, concerns have been raised about aspects of roll-out, including cost, timescale, data protection, privacy and the extent to which consumers will really benefit.
This inquiry explores DECC’s preparations for roll-out and some of the concerns that have been raised.
Evidence session 1, 23 April 2013: transcript (PDF 212 KB) | video
Evidence session 2, 14 May 2013: transcript (PDF 169 KB)| video
Evidence session 3, 14 May 2013: transcript (PDF 163 KB) | video
Evidence session 4, 4 June 2013: transcript (PDF 171 KB)| video