Smart meter roll-out

Report published on 27 July 2013

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



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