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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN HL3818, tabled on 23 November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 18 November (WS305), whether the assertion that every home and small business will get smart meters means that it will be compulsory to have them installed.

Answered on

25 November 2015

The Government has placed an obligation on energy companies to take all reasonable steps to install smart meters at all domestic and smaller non-domestic premises by the end of 2020. However, there is no obligation on customers to accept a smart meter if they do not wish to have one installed.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change