The Data Communications Company (DCC) has published a new five-year plan which it hopes will facilitate greater innovation and an accelerated rollout of smart meters.
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.
Industry regulator Ofgem has opened compliance investigations into First Utility, OVO Energy and Utilita – three of the largest energy suppliers outside of the Big Six.
One in four businesses see renewable energy as a passing fad according to new research, which also found that a majority see energy suppliers as responsible for lowering carbon emissions and educating the market of the different types of energy available.
The government will publish annual reports on the current and planned roll out of smart meters after the House of Lords expressed concern about a scheme which some Lords said was in “disarray”.