Smart metering

  • Regulation and policy

    Ofgem raises modifications ahead of RCC and new switching arrangements

    The latest edition of our Faster Switching Service Report due to be issued this week includes the latest developments in Ofgem’s Switching Programme and the associated Retail Energy Code (REC). Launched in November 2019, the Retail Code Consolidation (RCC) Significant Code Review (SCR) set out Ofgem’s intention to amalgamate the...

  • Regulation and policy

    What’s changed? Celebrating 750 issues of Energy spectrum

    Today marks 750 editions of Energy Spectrum, our flagship publication which covers news and insight on the energy market. To celebrate, we present six Energy Perspectives from past publications, going as far back as 2005, which we believe still have relevance today.  Issue 4 – ‘Smart metering’ - Energy policy’s missing...

  • Regulation and policy

    What will the introduction of the Retail Energy Code mean for metering companies?

    Ofgem has proposed that certain metering companies will need to become full parties to the new dual fuel Retail Energy Code (REC). What will this mean in practice? Metering Equipment Managers (MEMs) is a term introduced for the REC, encompassing electricity Meter Operator Agents (commonly termed MOPs) and gas Meter...

  • Home supply and services

    Smarter than you: Customers and smart metering

    Across markets, there is an emergent trend of some suppliers looking to move beyond a pure retail relationship and to position themselves as providers of consumer experience by leveraging new technology and services to improve customer engagement, and loyalty, for example, providing services such as Electric Vehicles (EV) or smart...

  • Home supply and services

    Why are suppliers pushing customers so hard on smart?

    As the 2020 deadline for domestic smart metering looms, suppliers across the board are ramping up their install rates. During the first three months of 2018, we’ve witnessed a variety of tactics used to increase installation rates – some of which have drawn criticism from the press. So why the...

  • Regulation and policy

    Impasse at Stormont – what now for Northern Ireland energy policy?

    Power-sharing talks between Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) collapsed on 14 February, meaning continued uncertainty on the future policy direction for Northern Ireland (NI). This lack of surety extends into energy. There is a clear sectoral policy gap; the need for an update to the 2010 Strategic...