The speed of the smart meter rollout continues to fluctuate as installs surge compared to Q4 2018 but fall year-on-year.
Smart meter installation rates dropped in the final quarter of 2018, prompting concern from consumer watchdogs.
The UK government could extend its 2020 smart meter target if consumers stand to benefit in what constitutes the first sign of a relaxation of tight programme deadlines.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could be about to relax its SMETS1 smart meter cut-off point for energy suppliers.
London-based energy technology start-up Electron has landed government funding to scale its proprietary blockchain energy trading platform.
‘Big Six’ energy utility SSE has sought to reassure customers after a smart meter software upgrade caused some displays to show daily bills worth thousands of pounds.