16 million smart meter installations since 2012

Published: August 17, 2021

The GB smart meter installation programme passed the 16-million install mark last month. 223,000 installations took place in July; a 47 percent increase on July last year when Covid-19 was still restricting the pace of the smart meter rollout.

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GB energy supplier switching at three-year low in July

Published: August 10, 2021

Energy supplier switching last month hit a three-year low as 453,000 changes of supplier (CoS) were completed – almost 16 percent less than July last year and the lowest July since 2018. In addition, the six-month rolling average has not hit a new high since summer 2019.

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Change is normal and we embrace it, by Acting CEO Dan Hopkinson

Published: July 22, 2021

Another quarter. Another variant of concern. Another period of tremendous change for ElectraLink and our colleagues in the energy market. We continue to see the world change because of the pandemic, and the energy market changes too as new technologies and approaches to the energy system emerge in response to the climate emergency. I believe change is not something to be feared or repressed.

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7 questions for the board – Paul Bircham

Published: May 27, 2021

Paul Bircham is one of the Board’s newest non-executive directors. Paul explains his place in the energy sector and what he believes will be ElectraLink’s biggest opportunities and challenges. What led you to a life in the energy sector? I trained as a Chemical Engineer and, on leaving University at the beginning of the 1990s, I started work with British Coal modelling power stations, exploring biomass fuel options and carbon capture and storage.

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New CEO, new ways of working, by Acting CEO Dan Hopkinson

Published: May 4, 2021

As new acting CEO of ElectraLink, I wanted to write this blog as an opportunity to introduce myself. I joined ElectraLink in March 2016 after many years in the energy sector driving change and pursuing data-led improvements to market problems including the logistical challenges of smart meter deployment. I started in ElectraLink with a focus on the development and growth of data services which transformed the Data Transfer Service into the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) this has included the recent procurement and deployment of the new, public cloud-based infrastructure for the EMDH.

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