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Smart meter rollout continues as supplier obligation extension announced due to Covid-19

Published: June 16, 2021

Smart meter installations in May 2021 increased 1,188 percent compared to the same month last year as the smart meter rollout continues to recover from lockdown restrictions. 218,000 smart meter installations took place in May – up from May 2020’s installation total which barely exceeded 17,000 thanks to the first national lockdown.

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Energy supplier switching hits unseasonable conditions in May

Published: June 9, 2021

Energy supplier switching hit an unusual low last month after only 418,000 customers changed supplier. This is four percent less than May 2020 and the lowest monthly switches completed outside of the annual January dip since July 2017. More than 2.5 million switches have completed so far in 2021.

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Update for suppliers on Theft Detection Incentive Schemes

Published: June 2, 2021

As incumbent code managers for SPAA and DCUSA, today ElectraLink is issuing a summary of previously communicated arrangements for energy suppliers to meet their licence conditions for theft and update their activities around incentive schemes.

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DTN and adaptors can lower cost and risk for players connecting to half hourly settlement architecture – ElectraLink

Published: May 18, 2021

The Half-Hourly Settlement (HHS) Architecture Working Group (AWG) recently published their preference for an event-driven architecture (EDA) to deliver the HHS programme, enabling real-time data transfer. As energy market transformation continues, real-time data transfer will be more broadly required, and we at ElectraLink are very supportive of this important step towards the future of the energy system.

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April smart meter installs 1700% higher than same time last year

Published: May 18, 2021

Smart meter installations in April 2021 reflected the easing of lock-down restrictions in GB as 218,000 installations were recorded – 1,700 percent more than the same month last year.

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