"The smart meter roll-out is one of the largest infrastructure programmes undertaken by the energy sector. Suppliers in particular face significant challenges in installing the metering systems and providing the required support services against a backdrop of aggressive timescales and intensive regulatory scrutiny.
The complexity of the obligations makes it even harder, with complex obligations originating from a multiplicity of sources and key requirements necessarily evolving and changing over time as the roll-out progresses.
The smart meter regulation service is designed to support suppliers by untangling this complexity and providing a clear, plain English description of all obligations in one place. Actual and potential changes to the regulations are tracked and the very latest key milestone dates are concisely presented. The objective to is to free up precious resource time currently spent trying to discover and understand the obligations so that suppliers can concentrate on meeting the obligations and ultimately succeeding with the roll-out".
- David Crossman, Associate Director Regulation