Energy: Meters:Written question - 162028

Asked by Grant Shapps
(Welwyn Hatfield)

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Asked on: 09 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy: Meters
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of energy smart meters that are operating in dumb mode.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 12 July 2018

It is estimated there are currently around 637,000 smart meters being operated by the 14 large suppliers in ‘traditional’ mode.

There were more than 11 million smart and advanced meters operating in Great Britain in ‘smart mode’ as at the end of March 2018.

The Data and Communications Company (DCC) will move SMETS1 meters into its national system, starting later this year, so that all consumers can keep their smart services when they switch energy supplier, regardless of which generation of meter they have installed.

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