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The East Midlands region now has a cumulative count of over 1.3 million smart meter installs following the publication of January 2020’s install figures. Almost 26,000 smart meter installations occurred in the East Midlands last month, several thousand short of the East and South England regions.

The total number of installations for January 2020 across GB was 246,000. As per usual, East England experienced the most installations – 29,000 in January.

Map of Great Britain showing number of smart meters in each region

With a slight slowdown over the holiday period, January has bounced smart meter installation activity back into force. There has been a total of 12.9mn smart meter installations since 2012.

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.