Half of suppliers have failed to reach their smart meter installation milestones, and were more than 10% outside of the tolerance allowed.
The government has extended the obligation to take All Reasonable Steps (ARS) to install smart meters by six months, as a result of COVID-19.
Regulations will come back into full force from 1 July, Ofgem has signalled in an open letter to suppliers.
Smart meter installations dropped in Q1 of 2020, as the impact of COVID-19 began to be felt in the UK in March.
The pause button has been hit on the smart meter rollout during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The smart meter rollout has hit a new milestone, as the Data Communications Company (DCC) confirms the installation of the four millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2).
Ofgem is consulting on issuing nine suppliers final orders, which could lead to revocation of their licenses, for not joining the Data Communications Company (DCC).
More than three million second-generation smart meters have now been installed in the UK, new figures from the Data Communications Company have revealed.