The GB smart meter rollout enjoyed another boost in October 2022 as 218,000 installations took place. This is a four percent increase on September 2022. September’s installations figure increased seven percent compared to August 2022, and August 2022 increased six percent compared to July.

August, September and October 2022 all recorded installation totals higher than the corresponding months in 2021, showing a concerted effort from suppliers to make progress in the national rollout.

The latest results mean October 2022 has the second highest monthly total of the year so far, after March’s 224,000 smart meter installations.

There have now been 1.988mn installations in 2022 so far, and 19.3mn since the programme started in 2012.

Regional installations followed typical trends in October with East England recording 31,000, Southern England installing 24,000, and the East Midlands showing 21,000 installations.

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.