The nationwide smart meter installation effort continued briskly in November as energy users sought to maximise energy efficiency in the run up to colder temperatures.

Marking an eight-month high, there were 223,000 installations in November 2022 – just under two percent less than November last year.

Last month’s figure is the second-highest monthly total of 2022 so far, after 224,000 reported in March.

November’s figure also takes the year’s installs so far to 2.21mn, and 19.5mn cumulatively since reporting began in 2012.

Regional figures sustained a typical pattern in installations last month. East England topped the table with 31,000 installs, followed by Southern England with 24,000 and the East Midlands with 22,000.

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.