To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s response to the Consultation on the Smart Meter Policy Framework Post-2020, published in June 2021, what proportion of premises taking up the installation of a smart meter his Department would define as a market-wide rollout.
5 July 2021
The Government wants to ensure that households and small businesses in Great Britain can benefit from smart metering. Therefore, we have confirmed that a new four-year smart metering policy Framework will set energy suppliers annual, individual minimum installation targets on a trajectory to 100%, subject to annual tolerance levels which were confirmed for Years 1 and 2 of the Framework in June 2021. The Government will consult on the targets for Years 3 and 4 of the new Framework during 2023.
The new Framework will commence on 1 January 2022.