No. Smart meters complying with the first version of the technical specifications (SMETS1) are delivering real benefits to consumers and have helped the industry prepare for the main installation stage of the roll-out. Work is underway to make SMETS1 smart meters interoperable between energy suppliers, through enrolment in to the DCC’s system.
Consumers with smart meters are having a positive experience and saving energy. Research by Populus for Smart Energy GB, published in February 2017, found that eight in ten (81 per cent) of those with smart meters would recommend them to others.