The final smart meter installation tally for 2022 has been revealed after a year of continuing difficulty for organisations across the energy market, including those involved in the smart meter rollout.

2.37mn smart meter installations were recorded last year – just short of the 2.42mn installations reported in 2021 when suppliers raced to make up for time lost during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Suppliers that took on customers after competitors exited the market en masse in late 2021 have faced extra pressure to meet Ofgem’s installation targets for the next few years.

The year’s total was sealed with 156,000 installations reported in December 2022 compared to 154,000 in December 2021. The total number of installations since the rollout began now stands at 19.66mn.

Regional installations maintained typical rates in December. East England recorded 22,000 installs, Southern England recorded 17,000 and the East Midlands recorded 15,000.

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.

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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.