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Energy: Meters

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 40567, tabled on 18 August 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24872 on Energy: Meters, which consumer orientated policy measures the Government is considering to ensure households can realise the benefits of smart meters and drive completion of the rollout.

Answered on

6 September 2021

The Government is committed to ensuring that households can benefit from smart meters as soon as possible. The rollout is already making good progress, with 25.2 million smart and advanced meters across Great Britain, as of the end of June 2021.

A number of measures have been considered and are already being implemented. These include publishing guidance to construction companies and other parties to support installation of smart meters in domestic new builds; confirmation that recipients of future Warm Home Discount Industry Initiatives will be provided with smart meters advice; and targeted funds to decarbonise the public sector and promote smart metering.

The Government will continue analysis of potential further policy measures. We will seek input and ideas from stakeholders as the rollout progresses for possible introduction later in the rollout where appropriate, and dependent on wider industry progress towards reaching high levels of operational fulfilment and delivery of consistently good customer service.

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