Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Date Ended:28 Oct 2010
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. They are part of the Government’s plan for upgrading the UK’s energy system. The aim is for all homes and small businesses to have smart meters by 2020. Energy suppliers will be required to install smart meters and take all reasonable steps to install them for everybody. Consumers with smart meters will be offered an in-home display (IHD) that lets them see how much energy they are using and what it will cost. This will let them have more control over their energy use and help them save energy and money. They will also receive energy efficiency advice as part of the installation process. Between now and 2020 energy suppliers will be responsible for replacing over 53 million gas and electricity meters. This will involve visits to 30 million homes and small businesses in the UK. 

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