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The GB smart meter rollout recorded its 17 millionth installation since the programme began after 216,000 installations in October 2021 and over 227,000 installations took place in November 2021.

This is 13 percent and one percent less than October and November last year, respectively.

In recent months, smart meter installations rates have been slipping downwards compared to the same months last year when the rollout was recovering from COVID-19 restrictions.

Since January 2021, 2.262mn smart meter installations have taken place compared to the 1.82mn from January-November 2020.

In October, two new regional milestones were surpassed. East England became the first region to reach 2mn cumulative installs, and London became the 10th region to reach 1mn cumulative installations.

As of November 2021, the regions with the most historic installations include East England with 2.04mn, the East Midlands with 1.74mn and Southern England with 1.72mn.

October 2021 figures

Map showing smart meter installations in GB for Oct 2021 and cumulative since 2012

November 2021 figures

Map showing smart meter installs for GB for Nov 2021 and cumulative since 2012

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 helpdesk@electralink.co.uk. Call 020 7432 3012 for any questions about our energy market data services or visit the Energy Market Data Hub section of our website.

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NOTES:

These figures represent electricity smart meter installations in GB.

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.