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Latest smart meter installation figures released from ElectraLink’s data analysts show that installations in May 2022 increased by 11 percent compared to the month before. There were 207,000 installations in May across GB – up on 186,000 in April but five percent less than May 2021.

While fluctuations between monthly installation rates occur often, suppliers are still under pressure from Ofgem to meet smart meter rollout targets set for 2022, despite shifting customer bases as a result of many Supplier of Last Resort events.

Regions with the highest installation figures for May include East England with 26,000, Southern England with 23,000 and the East Midlands with 20,000. This is on trend with regional figures from the past few years.

GB’s cumulative smart meter installations now stands at 18.25mn.

Map showing GB smart meter installations by region in May 2022 and cumulative 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] Visit the SmartInsight page on our website or call 020 7432 3012 for any questions about our energy market data services.

ElectraLink’s Advisory Services experts, with decades of experience in regulatory consulting, are available for energy market participants needing training, guidance and processes to deliver their obligations for the smart meter rollout. Contact the team at [email protected].

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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 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.