Energy: Meters:Written question - 70618

Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)

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Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy: Meters
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will suspend the roll out of SMETS1s until problems with interoperability have been resolved; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 20 April 2017

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.

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