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January smart meter installations 40% down from last year

Published: February 23, 2021

The enduring COVID-19 lockdown across GB appears to have had a direct impact on energy suppliers’ ability to continue smart meter installation activity after a 40 percent year-on-year decrease in installations in January. Data from ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows that 149,000 smart meter installations took place in January 2021, compared to January 2020’s 246,000 installations.

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Switching slumps almost a quarter in first month of 2021

Published: February 16, 2021

2021 has set off to a slow start for energy suppliers as last month racked up the fewest switches for a January since 2018. According to ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH), 377,000 customers changed energy supplier in January 2021 – 23 percent less than December 2020 and 16 percent less than January a year before.

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Flexr prototype complete with thousands of electricity assets logged

Published: January 26, 2021

ElectraLink is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed the minimum viable product (MVP) for Flexr – the data sharing and standardisation service to coordinate data requirements in the flexibility market and accelerate net zero efforts.

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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 installs occurred 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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