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March smart meter installs plummet due to COVID-19

Published: April 24, 2020

Due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, suppliers suspended the smart meter installation programme in order to ensure the safety of homeowners, tenants and field engineers. Subsequently, data shows that 168,000 smart meter installations took place in GB in March 2020, a decrease of 27.5 percent compared to the previous month. This figure also represents a decrease of 17.2 percent compared to March 2019.

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Calls for responses to consultation on DNO data provision and standardisation service, Flexr

Published: April 21, 2020

Working in partnership with the GB Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), we are in the initial stages of developing Flexr, an enabling service for existing and new flexibility service providers that aims to deliver improved DSO data sharing to the energy industry.

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Consumption drops by a quarter among large businesses due to COVID-19

Published: April 17, 2020

As the national COVID-19 lockdown persists, ElectraLink’s data shows a continued reduction in industrial and commercial (I&C) electricity consumption across the country as large sites adapt and change their working practices leading to a reduction in consumption. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, ElectraLink has observed I&C electricity consumption decreasing by 25 percent, or a quarter of productivity lost.

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COVID-19 dents energy supplier switching activity

Published: April 9, 2020

Energy switching data published today from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) reveals that it is likely the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted change of supplier (CoS) activity.

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ElectraLink’s revenue protection service will continue for most urgent cases during COVID-19

Published: April 7, 2020

ElectraLink’s National Revenue Protection Service (NRPS) will continue site visits and safety efforts for all Category A investigations where consumer safety is at risk during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

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