COMMONS

Ofgem and DECC give evidence on the smart meter roll-out

30 May 2013

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the last evidence session on Smart meter roll-out on Tuesday 4 June 2013 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)

At 9.30 am:

  • Maxine Frerk

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

At 10.15 am:

  • Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and officials.

Timings are approximate.

Issues

The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • Timescale for smart meter roll out;
  • Consumer protection - Ofgem’s role in protecting consumers;
  • Interoperability;
  • Managing the costs of roll-out: costs, benefits and  value for money;
  • Passing on savings to consumers;    
  • Potential consumer savings and the role of in-home displays (IHDs);
  • Demand management and time-of-use (ToU) tariffs;
  • Consumer concerns, opt-out and charging;
  • Data management and security;
  • Small businesses and roll-out; and
  • Public concerns about smart meters and consumer engagement.

Written evidence from witnesses

Further information

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