The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have released a quarterly smart meter report showing that over 10 million smart meters have been installed in domestic properties (with a further one million in smaller non-domestic installations).
With a looming deadline of 2020 set to get smart meters installed across the country, some media outlets are suggesting that this target will be missed despite growth on the number installed compared to the previous quarter. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was quoted in Clean Energy News explaining that “Energy suppliers’ plans show they intend to double installations in 2018 as large suppliers scale up their operations to provide quick and informative installations of smart meters.
“Smart meters are a vital upgrade to our energy infrastructure, with 400,000 smart meters being installed every month, helping consumers save money and better understand their energy use, which is why the government is committed to energy suppliers offering them to every home and small business by the end of 2020.”
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