Energy: Meters

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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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, whether it is Government policy for energy companies to make it compulsory for customers to have smart meters installed if they wish to remain on a fixed tariff.

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)

Government policy does not prescribe particular requirements around smart metering and energy tariffs, and has made it clear that choosing to upgrade to a smart meter is not compulsory for households.

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