August recorded the highest number of monthly smart meter installations in GB so far this year after 213,000 installations took place.

This figure is nine percent more than August 2022 and almost 1,000 installations above 2023’s previous monthly high of 212,000 in March.

Smart Metering Systems’ CEO recently suggested that high energy costs are forcing households to request smart meter installations as a way to scrutinise bills and control consumption, which could explain the persistent pace of the rollout programme.

There have been 1.576mn installations so far in 2023.

The regions with the most installations included East England with 28,000, the east Midlands with 22,000 and southern England with 21,000. Last month, southern England had more installations than the east Midlands – a break from the typical regional order.

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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NOTES:

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.