Energy: Meters

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure compatibility of smart meters with different energy suppliers to encourage customers to switch to cheaper tariffs.

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)

Energy suppliers are currently transitioning from the first generation of smart meters to the new SMETS2 smart meters that can be used across energy suppliers from the point of installation.

Work is also underway to enrol the first generation of smart meters into the national Data and Communications Company (DCC) which will allow the SMETS1 smart meters to be used by all energy suppliers.

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