Delivering a Smart System: Consultation for a Smart Meter Policy Framework post 2020
It is crucial that the government recognises all consumers will not be offered (or indeed be able to have) a smart meter by 2020. This consultation is a step in the right direction. We welcome measures that will hold suppliers to account publicly on their progress and will drive installations. Smart meters are a fundamental part of a smart and flexible future energy system. They can support better integration of renewable energy by using near real-time data to efficiently manage supply and demand. This is crucial if we are to achieve the target of net zero emissions by 2050.