smart meters

  • Home supply and services

    Chart of the week | Road to recovery: COVID-19 and the smart rollout

    The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the smart meter rollout is uncertain, although modelling from BEIS and Ofgem has provided early indications of future installation levels. In this week’s Chart of the week we compare these assessments against pre-pandemic expectations. With the introduction of social distancing and lockdown...

  • Home supply and services

    Chart of the week | Fix Up, Look Smart – SMETS installation dates on the horizon

    Energy suppliers have a licence obligation to take all reasonable steps to install smart meters in homes and microbusinesses by the end of 2020. When installing meters, suppliers must comply with the Installation Validity Periods (IVPs) set out in the Smart Energy Code. They specify when meters complying with the...

  • Regulation and policy

    Chart of the week | No limits: Plan unveiled for move to market-wide HHS

    The Design Working Group (DWG) has published its plan for how the electricity sector could move towards half-hourly settlement (HHS) for the whole market. The Transition Approach Plan seeks to keep the changes that different types of supply point will face separate from one another, in order to prevent delays. In this Chart...

  • Home supply and services

    Chart of the week | Northern Soul: smart installs fall as SMETS2 picks up

    The domestic energy market is now 18 months away from the smart meter rollout deadline. With the install rate declining, the recent change in technology to SMETS2 is having wide-felt impacts. In this week’s Chart of the Week, we consider whether the change in technology may rebalance regional penetration of smart meters.

  • Home supply and services

    Chart of the week | Borrowed time: calls for smart meter roll-out extension

    Our latest Domestic Smart Metering Market Report, covering Q218, shows a record quarter for smart installations. The 1.56mn installations represent an increase of 29% on the previous quarter, and takes the total number of smart meters now deployed to 13.2mn, over 25% of all domestic meters. However, we have consistently...

  • Regulation and policy

    Chart of the week | SMETS1 end date slipping through BEIS’s fingers

    This week's Chart of the week looks at the delays to the end of SMETS1 installations in favour of the new SMETS2 smart meters. To ensure the greater benefits SMETS2 offers BEIS proposed an end date on SMETS1 installations. After which the installation of SMETS1 meters would no longer count...

  • Regulation and policy

    Chart of the week | The Generation Game – SMETS1 installs could hit 16mn

    Today's Chart of the week discusses the latest research from Cornwall Insight which highlighted that 11.5mn smart meters have been installed. We also explore how the majority of them have been SMETS1 devices in domestic premises. In January the government moved back the SMETS1 end date, from July to October...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Chart of the week | EV charging – who’s in the driving seat?

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) raised a modification to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) on 21 February. This has the potential to have some profound impacts on the EV charging sector. In this week's Chart of the week, Ed Reed discusses the raised modification. The proposal is to allow...