The Government’s vision is for every home in Great Britain to have smart energy meters, empowering people to manage their energy consumption and reduce their carbon emissions. Businesses and public sector users will also have smart or advanced energy metering suited to their needs. The rollout of smart meters will play an important role in great Britain’s transition to a low carbon economy, and help us meet some of the long term challenges we face in ensuring an affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply.
The rollout of smart meters is one of the largest and most complex engineering infrastructure programmes within the EU.
The strategic aim of the Programme is to rollout 53 million smart electricity and gas meters to all domestic properties and smart or advanced meters to small and medium non-domestic sites in Great Britain by 2019. This will impact approximately 30 million premises.