Energy: Meters

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th July 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, what the timetable is for his Department to classify the compatibility of SMETS2 gas meters with the DCCs communication systems as reliable, and what assessment he has made of the effect of that timetable on progress on the 2020 deadline for the smart meters roll-out programme.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meters a DCC communications hub will need to have (a) tested and (b) operating on its communication system before a decision can be made on the reliability of that system.

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)

This is a matter for individual energy suppliers to decide. Their assessment of the reliability of their SMETS2 offering will need to take account of, amongst other things, their own progress in integrating their meters with the DCC system and the testing of their own back office systems.

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