Government’s smart meter plans running behind schedule

A government plan to install energy-saving smart meters in thousands of homes on a pilot basis, has been delayed and is not expected to be fully operational by the end of this year as planned.

6th September, 2008

A government plan to install energy-saving smart meters in thousands of homes on a pilot basis, has been delayed and is not expected to be fully operational by the end of this year as planned.

The number of premises using smart meters in the pilot phase has also been substantially scaled back from 25,000 to 6,000, according to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER),which is heading the project. The pilot scheme for installing the first...

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