The Smart Data Communications Company (DCC) has opened a new national control centre for smart meter testing and data visibility.
The government is to extend the deadline for energy suppliers to install smart meters in homes by four years to 2024.
The two millionth SMETS2 smart meter has been installed, marking the doubling of installs since May.
‘Radical’ reform of the energy supply market is needed as future supply models face putting consumers at risk, Citizens Advice has warned.
SSE is to consult on more than 400 redundancies within its retail arm, citing increasing competition and spiralling costs.
Smart meter installation rates dropped in the final quarter of 2018, prompting concern from consumer watchdogs.
Large energy suppliers are ‘losing the battle’ against the 2020 deadline for the rollout of smart meters, and need to triple their efforts over the next two years, according to consumer group Which?.
The smart meter roll-out should be extended to 2023 to address a number of issues that have emerged for consumers, according to Citizens Advice.
Almost £9 million has been awarded to innovation projects across SMEs, schools and colleges seeking to use smart meter data to allow for greater control of energy use as part of the government’s industrial strategy.