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Smart meter installations drop 27% in 2020

Published: January 18, 2021

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the energy market and smart meter installations in GB in 2020, which has been proved by ElectraLink’s data. 1.997 million smart meters were installed across the 12 months – 27 percent less than 2019 and the lowest number since 2016.

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6.2 million switches in 2020: COVID-19 cuts switching by 2%

Published: January 13, 2021

Switching data from ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) published today shows that changing energy supplier decreased 2.3 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. January to December 2020 recorded 6.2 million changes of supplier (CoS) – the decrease likely due to the impact of the pandemic which resulted in a dramatic dip in customers joining new suppliers during the first UK lockdown.

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Switching in November remains steady despite abandonment of ‘Big Six’ title

Published: December 18, 2020

A note to readers: As of 1 November 2020, we have updated our Supplier Types to reflect Ofgem’s new designations: Large (a Supplier with five percent or more market share), Medium (a supplier with between one and five percent market share) and small (market share of less than one percent). This means we have revised our previous approach and no longer refer to the Big Six.

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Smart meter installs dip as lockdowns grip GB

Published: December 15, 2020

Refreshed lockdown restrictions in November across GB appear to potentially have impacted smart meter installations. November 2020 recorded 230,000 installations – seven percent less than the month before.

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Bigger, faster, better value for money: decisive leap for energy market as DTS migrates to AWS

Published: December 4, 2020

ElectraLink is delighted to announce the successful migration of the Data Transfer Service (DTS) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) on 7 November. The migration means the DTS is now running on AWS’s systems and no longer relies on former systems to transfer energy market data between market participants.

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