The major six energy supply companies have programmes in place to replace token prepayment meters with similar meters that are operated by using either a card or a key. Ofgem continues to monitor the companies' progress with the replacement.
The following table shows the percentage of prepayment meter customers still using a token at the end of 2012 (latest data available). As of Quarter 3 of 2013, 16% of standard electricity customers in the UK were using prepayment meters. This figure is taken from table 2.4.2 of DECC's publication Quarterly Energy Prices.
|Percentage of electricity PPM customers1|
|EDF (inc. smart card)||0.06|
|1 Ofgem data.|