To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 146730 on energy: meters, whether his Department expects the Data and Communications Company to consult on the development of the solution to move SMETS1 meters onto the national communications infrastructure to enable consumers to retain their smart services upon switching; and whether that solution will be reported to Parliament when it is finalised.
12 July 2018
Both the Government and the Data and Communications Company (DCC) have consulted extensively on the enrolment and adoption of SMETS1 meters.
Government consultations are available online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/enrolment-of-smets1-meter-cohorts-with-the-data-communications-company; https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/maximising-interoperability-for-first-generation-smets1-smart-meters.
DCC enrolment and adoption consultations are available online here: https://www.smartdcc.co.uk/about-dcc/future-service-development/enrolment-and-adoption.
The Government has committed to producing an annual report on the smart meter roll-out and, upon publication, will place the 2018 copy in the Libraries of the House. This will include progress towards moving SMETS1 meters into the national communications infrastructure to enable consumers to retain their smart services upon switching.