Energy: Meters:Written question - 136631

Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)

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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy: Meters
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February to Question 125468, how many gas SMETS2 meters have been installed, and how many of those meters have been connected to the DCC.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 25 April 2018
Holding answer received on 24 April 2018

The rollout of smart meters is making good progress, with nearly 440,000 meters being installed every month and a total of 10 million meters already operating as of 31 December 2017.

As of 17 April 2018, industry information showed there were around 800 gas and electricity SMETS2 meters connected to the DCC system. Most of these were being operated in test conditions and around 290 had been installed in the live environment.

Energy suppliers are continuing to test their systems ahead of a controlled ramp up on SMETS2 meters in the coming months.

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