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.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on the Electricity Supplier Obligation Regulations payments due to the impact of COVID-19.
UK suppliers along with the government have agreed on emergency measures to help protect consumers and ensure their power stays on throughout the current pandemic.
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).
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”.