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Recovery in sight as energy supplier switching increases in June

Published: July 9, 2020

Change of Supplier (CoS) data published today from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows a potential sign of recovery for the UK accompanying the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Switching data from June 2020 confirms that 470,000 switches were completed. This figure marks both a year-on-year and month-on-month increase in switches completed – six percent more than June 2019 and just under eight percent more than May 2020.

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Courts now fully open for BAU revenue protection warrants

Published: June 30, 2020

The UK courts have informed us that they are now open for warrant application works for all Category B and Category C revenue protection (RP) investigations in England and Wales, allowing us to return to full business as usual activities in those areas.

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Report on Flexr webinar and live Q&A

Published: June 18, 2020

On 20 May 2020, ElectraLink broadcasted Flexr: Unlocking the challenge of data to enable a smarter, more flexible energy system as part of the Spring Webinar Series.

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NRPS resumes non-emergency investigations

Published: June 17, 2020

ElectraLink’s National Revenue Protection Service (NRPS) team has taken further steps towards resuming business as usual activities in the energy market with the introduction of the government’s guidance paper, ‘Working Safely during COVID-19 in other Peoples Homes.’ The guidance now allows us to attend non-emergency revenue protection investigations (both Category B and C) in addition to urgent category A investigations, providing clarity on the requirements to assess and manage risks for both site engineers and building owners and tenants.

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Installs of smart meters 92% down on last year but increase in sight

Published: June 16, 2020

Continued social distancing measures and a ban on non-essential site visits to ensure the safety of households and field engineers led to a decrease in smart meter installs in March and a huge 95 percent drop in April. The number of smart meter installs for May stayed similarly low, with just over 17,000 installations taking place nationwide, 92 percent less than May 2019’s 210,000 smart meter installations.

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