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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 51579, tabled on 2 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the effect of delays to the DCC go-live date.

Answered on

7 November 2016

The Data and Communications Company has made significant progress and is undertaking final preparations for live services.

In the meantime, consumers are able to receive smart meters and more than 4.2 million are already operating in homes and small businesses across the country. This allows consumers the opportunity to start accessing the benefits of smart metering early, and helps suppliers learn important lessons ahead of the main phase of the Programme when most consumers will receive their smart meters.

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