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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 125235, tabled on 29 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many SMETS2 meters have been installed as part of the smart meter roll-out programme to date.

Answered on

1 February 2018

The rollout of smart meters is making good progress, with nearly 400,000 meters installed every month and a total of 8.6 million meters already operating as of 30 September 2017.

Industry information shows there are now around 450 SMETS2 meters connected to the DCC system. Most of these are being operated in test conditions and around 80 have been installed in the live environment.

Energy suppliers are continuing to test their systems ahead of a controlled ramp up on SMETS2 meters in the coming months.

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