Energy: Meters

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department calculated the £1.50 per customer allowance for the cost of the smart meter roll-out to energy suppliers in the pre-payment meter price cap.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigated the retail energy market and found there to be a number of concerns that there market was not competitive for a majority of consumers. Among CMA’s orders and remedies they set a restriction of the amount that could be charged to pre-payment meter customers by an order (the PPM cap). The CMA set the PPM cap after consultation with the energy sector industry and other stakeholders suppliers.

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