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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 208764, tabled on 15 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the upgrading of old SMETS1 meters so they have SMETS2 functionality, which types of SMETS1 meters will be enrolled into each phase of the upgrade programme; and which types of SMETS1 meters are not included in those plans.

Answered on

21 January 2019

The Government expects all significant populations of SMETS1 meters to be enrolled into the national smart metering communications infrastructure run by the Data and Communications Company (DCC).

The Government has put an obligation on energy suppliers to ensure that all consumers with a smart meter will retain smart services upon switching by the end of 2020.

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