Smart meter

DEFINITION: A digital device which measures the total energy used in the same way as a traditional meter, but can also ack when energy is used and how much it costs, highlighting opportunities for savings. The smart meter rollout involves offering a smart meter to every household and small business in Britain by 2020 and the full national rollout began at the end of September 2016.

 

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The Government has spoken out against pushing back the rollout for smart meters by three years, following calls from Citizens Advice.

The MPs and peers conclude that suppliers are “almost certain” to miss the 2020 target for rolling out smart meters to every home and small business

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The costs of the smart meter rollout programme will rise "even further", a parliamentary report has recommended.

Northern Powergrid has established a dedicated smart network policy and development team to coordinate the work

Northern smart grid project could deliver £500m energy savings

Northern Powergrid has launched an £83 million smart grid programme to future-proof its network in preparation for the rapid growth of low-carbon technologies.

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Keele University launches Europe's first at-scale smart energy living laboratory

Siemens has been appointed to transform a West Midlands University campus into the largest integrated, living laboratory for smart energy, gas and heating technologies.