Smart meter minimum annual targets at the centre of new consultation

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The government has launched a consultation on annual tolerance levels associated with smart meter installation targets for energy suppliers in Great Britain and the level of reporting thresholds for large energy suppliers.

In June, the government confirmed a new four-year smart metering policy framework to start on 1 July 2021, following a 2019 consultation.

This framework was designed to drive the long-term investment needed to achieve high levels of smart meter coverage by setting annual targets and providing regulatory certainty.

The consultation proposes to set each energy supplier an individual target on a trajectory to 100% coverage, subject to annual tolerance levels that apply across industry as a percentage of their customer base.

This would create a minimum installation quantity that an energy supplier must achieve in each year of the new framework.

The consultation also asks for views on reducing the reporting threshold for large energy suppliers.

This consultation closes at

More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the government website.