Energy: Meters:Written question - 158675

Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
Asked on: 28 June 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 the 14 June to Question 151039 on Energy: Meters, how his Department calculated the £1.50 per customer allowance for the cost of the smart meter roll-out to energy suppliers in the pre-payment meter price cap; and how many SMETS2 gas meters that have been (a) installed and (b) connected to the DCC communication system.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 05 July 2018

Ofgem are responsible for setting the safeguard tariff (or ‘price cap’) for pre-payment meter customers and it was not calculated by BEIS.

As of the end of June 2018 there were over 2000 SMETS2 meters connected to the DCC live environment, over 1000 of these were gas meters.

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