The GB smart meter installation programme passed the 16-million install mark last month.

223,000 installations took place in July; a 47 percent increase on July last year when Covid-19 was still restricting the pace of the smart meter rollout.

The 15 millionth installation took place in February this year.

East and Southern England remain the top installation regions in July, with 30,000 and 26,000 respectively, followed by the East Midlands with 21,000.

In July, South Scotland became the 8th region to pass 1 million cumulative installations since 2012, joining East, North West, South East and Southern England, Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands with over 1 million cumulative installations per region.

That leaves London, North East England, North Scotland, South Wales, South West England and North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire as the remaining regions with under 1 million cumulative installations.

These insights were provided by ElectraLink’s Data Transfer Service Operations Team. For any questions on the information or smart meter data sources, please contact our helpdesk at [email protected]. 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 electricity smart meter installs.

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.