The number of smart meters rolled out in October hit a record high, with almost a quarter of a million installations.
Over five million SMETS2 smart meters have been installed in the UK according to the Data Communications Company (DCC).
During the second quarter of 2020, 850,000 less domestic smart meters were installed in Britain than in Q1 due to COVID-19.
The government has awarded over £1.5 million to two electric vehicle (EV) charging projects to help utilise electricity when its at its cheapest and help balance the grid.
The first ever polyphase SMETS2 smart meter has been installed in the UK, with the technology allowing properties connected to a three-phase electricity supply to have the option of a smart meter.
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.
Drax has revealed it is working on what it is lauding as a ‘ground-breaking’ polyphase SMETS2 smart meter.
The speed of the smart meter rollout continues to fluctuate as installs surge compared to Q4 2018 but fall year-on-year.