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Smart metering will change our energy industry for the better, that's why Energy UK is leading a number of projects to support the upgrade to smart meters. Our work so far has included:

  • Joining with Energywatch (now Consumer Futures) and trade publication Utility Week to persuade Government to authorise the install of smart meters across Britain within 10 years
  • Agreeing principles and requirements for working together and decided on the way that smart gas and electricity metering should work
  • Creating proposals and options for the way the smart meter programme should be run
  • Setting up the Supplier Requirements for Smart Metering project, working on a number of wider industry schemes related to smart metering, and responding to Government consultations.
  • Working with the Government’s central smart metering implementation programme to develop best outcomes for smart metering and customers.

Our on-going work includes:

  • Developing the scheme on behalf of our members, delivering  codes of practice and other agreed commitments
  • Contributing to the DECC Smart Metering Programme with development work
  • Responding to Ofgem and DECC consultations

Data Guide for Smart Meters

The Data Guide for Smart Meters outlines the key information customers need to know about their rights and choices when they get a smart meter installed. Smart meters can collect  energy consumption information, which customers can use to learn more about their energy use.

 

This guide has been developed and agreed between Energy UK, its members, and Consumer Futures, following  customer research. The Guide was published in June 2013. It outlines what data will be collected by energy suppliers, and the choices that consumers have about the amount of information their energy supplier can collect and how the information can be used.

 

Read the Data Guide for Smart Meters (PDF 70KB).

Policy note: The customer research gave specific insight into what to call this document. The “Data Guide” was preferred to the phrase “Data Charter”, which was the term used by Government in its smart metering data access and privacy policy documents. Any reference to the Data Charter should now be taken as referring to the “Data Guide for Smart Meters”.
 

Map of international smart meter projects

We maintain an interactive map which shows smart metering initiatives around the world, including details of technology used, dates, and volumes. View the smart metering projects map.

 

How the Smart Metering System will work

 

DECC have published a leaflet that details how the smart metering system will work from late 2015, when a new shared smart metering national infrastructure is in place.

 

You can view the leaflet at DECC's website.

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