Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has published a new report aiming to investigate the potential for broadband subscription-esque pricing models for the power sector.
Over 50,000 smart meters will need to be installed every day to meet 2020 targets, says Cornwall Insight, as Ofgem discusses the challenges facing suppliers.
The energy as a service model could be the way forward for the UK's supply market, but it relies heavily on data from smart meters, Shell's transition manager has said.
Domestic smart meter installations continued to falter in Q1 2019, rendering the government’s 2020 deadline ‘unfeasible’.
Calvin Capital has set its sights on moving into battery storage and EV infrastructure investments after consolidating the smart meter sector with the acquisition of Lowri Beck.
The Data Communications Company (DCC), the body tasked with maintaining the UK’s smart meter data network, has confirmed a major smart meter milestone has been surpassed.
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.
Although problematic, the benefits of residential smart meters, coupled with connected appliances, are without question. But their application is triggering significant debate within the power sector surrounding data use and what protections consumers may need in the future.
The rollout of smart meters across the UK will come in after deadline and over budget, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office, adding yet more pressure on the government to address its strategy.