The smart meter rollout in Britain continued firmly in November 2023 with 228,000 installations recorded. This is less than one percent fewer than the previous month and two percent more than the same month last year.
November also recorded the 22-millionth installation since the programme began over a decade ago. In its most recent smart meter statistics report from September 2023, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) stated that there are now almost 34mn smart or advanced meters in domestic and SME properties in GB. This means 59 percent of all meters have smart or advanced capability.
There have been 2.24mn smart installations in 2023 so far compared to 2.21mn in the same period last year.
The typical top three installation regions in November included East England with 30,000 installations, Southern England with 25,000 and the East Midlands with 22,000.
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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.