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    Smart Energy International | COVID-19 threatens GB smart meter rollout plans

    To address the COVID-19 pandemic, the GB government introduced social distancing measures on 15 March, before moving to a lockdown on 23 March. While Ofgem initially said that non-essential smart metering installations could continue, the rollout almost immediately ground to a halt, with the energy trade association Energy UK announcing...

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    Smart meter rollout significantly dented by COVID-19 lockdown

    Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the progress of the smart meter rollout uncertain. Research from Cornwall Insight looks at BEIS and Ofgem’s initial indications of future rollout levels compared to pre-pandemic expectations. The below graph shows two COVID-19 impacted rollout profiles, based on recent assessments from Ofgem and BEIS...

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    SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installations

    Last year there were around half a million SMETS2 smart meters installed and almost 12mn SMETS1 meters deployed. A year on, SMETS2 installs have ramped up. Not only this, but the migration of SMETS1 meters onto the Data Communications Company’s (DCC) systems is making progress. As of 26 February, over...

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    Smart Energy International | The seven key benefits of SMETS smart meters

    Oliver Archer discussed the seven key benefits with Smart Energy International. He explained that SMETS provide consumers with access to better information to their energy consumption, provide accurate billing and support a range of time of use tariffs. He explained that SMETs meters ensure the development of smart grids and...

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    Smart installs need to take place every seven seconds to cover 85% of homes by 2024

    Last week, BEIS issued plans to set new binding annual smart meter installation milestones for suppliers, culminating in the requirement for each supplier to meet a minimum 85% coverage level by 31 December 2024. However, this is by no means a reprieve for suppliers, with figures from Cornwall Insight showing...

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    Over 50,000 smart meters would need to be installed every day to meet target

    Although the smart meter rollout deadline is just 18-months away for the domestic energy market, the install rate is declining. In fact, Cornwall Insight’s Domestic Smart Metering Market Report recorded a drop in the number of smart meters being installed for the last three quarters. As a result, Cornwall Insight’s...

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    Current news | Over 50,000 daily smart meter installs needed to meet 2020 target

    Cornwall Insight's forecast on the smart meter target which shows that installations would need to quadruple from the current rate to meet the 2020 target of all UK households to have a smart meter, equivalent to installing 51,000 a day. Oliver Archer, analyst explained the drop-off in installations is unsurprising,...