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Smart meter

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Tony Arbour Tony Arbour Conservative

How is the GLA working with Government to offer smart meters to every SME in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Government is currently consulting on extending the smart meter target out to 2024. This proposal validates our earlier concerns (Please see Mayor’s Question 2019/9171. I will continue to raise in my response to that consultation the need for Government Ofgem and energy companies produce a credible plan which demonstrates how the rollout can overcome the management, technological, financial and social barriers hampering progress. I will also be urging Government to address my concerns at the level of consumer engagement and energy efficiency advice provided to Londoners, as well as the inadequate attention to the needs of vulnerable people as part of the smart meter rollout. The plan must ensure that benefits to consumers are maximised.