Smart meter rollout – "just get on with it"

Smart meter rollout – "just get on with it"

by Big Mac

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Energy suppliers should just get on with installing smart meters in UK homes and businesses.

The comment was made by Daron Walker, Director of Fuel Poverty & Smart Meters at DECC.

Speaking at the Smart Energy UK & Europe conference, Mr Walker said changing any plans now could have an impact on costs and give uncertainty over the success of the smart meter rollout.

The Government expects energy suppliers to replace more than 53 million gas and electricity meters in homes and businesses by 2020.

Mr Walker added: “I’m very conscious we’ve now reached a point where we have a stable design. What we need now is consistency, minimum change and just getting on with delivery.”

DECC, who is responsible for monitoring the progress of installing smart meters, will work with Smart Energy GB to raise awareness among householders.