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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 24873, tabled on 30 June 2021

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.

Answered on

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.

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