2018/11/21: There are more than 12 million smart meters operating across Great Britain, but only around 138,000 of these – 1.2% – are 'second generation' meters or SMETS2s – the type which are guaranteed to continue sending readings if you switch away from the supplier which installed them.
The information was revealed in the House of Lords by Business Minister Lord Henley yesterday afternoon.
It has long been planned that first generation meters will be upgraded remotely, so that they have the same capabilities as second generation meters and continue to work when a customer switches supplier, but the Government has now said this may not be complete until the end of 2020.
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