GB’s national smart meter rollout is mirroring annual trends from previous years as March recorded an uptick in installations compared to the month before.

There were 212,000 smart meter installations last month – 17 per cent more than February 2023 but five per cent less than March 2022.

Smart installations tend to drop off during the festive period and start to boost again in Spring with peaks towards the end of the year. Monthly installations recorded in 2022 largely mirrored trends from 2021.

Approximately 577,000 installations have taken place so far in 2023 and 20.275mn since the rollout began.

Regional installation rates have followed typical positions compared to previous months. East England’s 29,000 installations landed ahead of 24,000 in Southern England and 21,000 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].

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These figures represent electricity smart meter installations in GB. Visit the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’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.