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, especially given ongoing issues with transitioning to SMETS2, including issues connecting meters to the communication network in the north of England.

Meeting the current deadline now looks incredibly challenging. Even an extended target of 2023 presents difficulties – install rates would still need to increase by close to 6,000 meters a day to reach this.

Oliver Archer, Analyst

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