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Yorkshire now has a cumulative smart meter installation figure of 1.1mn meters, according to data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) published today. Over 16,000 smart meters were installed in Yorkshire in December 2019 to push the region over the 1.1mn mark.

The total number of installs for the month was just under 200,000 for GB, with East England topping the ranks with just shy of 26,000 meters installed.


In total, just under 12.7mn have been installed in GB. East England, the East Midlands, West Midlands, North West England, Southern England and Yorkshire each have cumulative smart meter installs of over 1mn.

These insights were provided by ElectraLink’s Data Transfer Service Operations Team. For any questions on the information or data sources, please contact our helpdesk at [email protected] or call 020 7432 3012 for any questions about our energy market data services.


The analysis is based on the D0150 data flows transmitted across our network and we believe capture the vast majority of smart meter installations.

The users of the DTS have given ElectraLink permission to intercept and analyse this, and other data flows, subject to certain conditions.

Our analysis defines smart meters as those models with the capability to handle time of use tariffs and which can be remotely updated.

For installations after September 2013, we count all meters flagged as SMETS1, SMETS2 or non-SMETS. For installations before the industry standard designation was agreed, the allocation is based on the make and model of meter.