The GB smart meter rollout passed another millionth milestone in September as the total number of installations since 2012 reached 19.05mn.

There were 209,000 installations in September 2022 – six percent more than September 2021, and the third time this year a monthly installation total has exceeded 200,000.

There have been 1.77mn installations so far this year, only slightly behind the 1.8mn installations in the first nine months of last year.

Regional distribution of smart meter installs remained largely the same as previous months. East England recorded 29,000 installs, 23,000 in Southern England and 20,000 in the East Midlands.

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.



These figures represent electricity smart meter installations in GB. Visit the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s website for the latest dual fuel smart meter reports.

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.