Smart meter installation rate dips after 5-month post-lockdown recovery

Published: September 28, 2021

The smart meter rollout hit a small snag as August ended a five-month run of over 200,000 installations per month. There were 189,000 smart meter installations last month – three percent more than August 2020 but almost 16 percent less than July 2021.

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Energy switching activity cut by almost 20% in August

Published: September 20, 2021

Energy supplier switching in Britain dived last month to one of the lowest levels this year across completed and new Change of Supplier (CoS) events. In August, 399,000 switches were completed – a 19 percent dip compared to the same time last year, the lowest August since 2016 and the second lowest month of the year so far.

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Growing energy market data systems for the future

Published: August 19, 2021

More businesses and public organisations are realising the significant contribution that data plays in building a diverse, value-for-money energy market with the creative tools to overcome climate and investment challenges. With the more widespread use of data to underpin innovations and new market solutions comes increased reliance on data.

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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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