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, pursuant to the Answer of the 14 June to Question 151039 on Energy: Meters, 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; and how many SMETS2 gas meters that have been (a) installed and (b) connected to the DCC communication 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)

Ofgem are responsible for setting the safeguard tariff (or ‘price cap’) for pre-payment meter customers and it was not calculated by BEIS.

As of the end of June 2018 there were over 2000 SMETS2 meters connected to the DCC live environment, over 1000 of these were gas meters.

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