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.
EDF Energy has agreed to pay out £350,000 to a consumer fund to avoid enforcement action by Ofgem after the supplier failed to meet its smart meter targets in 2017.
Innovations to help vulnerable energy customers are at risk of sliding down supplier agendas as a result of the sheer pace of change elsewhere, a new report has warned.
Centrica has made a raft of proposals to both government and Ofgem in a bid to “level the playing field” in the energy market.
Citing significant developments in the fields of decentralised generators, smart meters and big data, Ofgem has launched a consultation which could bring about the end of the conventional ‘supplier hub’ model in the UK.
British Gas has partnered with Landis+Gyr to install the very first SMETS2-certified smart meter, heralding a new era for smart, domestic energy.
The controversial roll-out of smart meters for consumers has the potential to be the “next universal credit” if it is poorly managed, Labour MP Caroline Flint has warned.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could be about to relax its SMETS1 smart meter cut-off point for energy suppliers.