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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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Quarter of a million smart meters installed in October

Published: November 18, 2020

Suppliers continue to work hard throughout autumn to roll out smart meters to GB households despite the difficult conditions of localised lockdowns in virtually all parts of the UK. October 2020 recorded 247,000 smart meter installations – seven percent more than the month before. The almost-quarter of a million installations is the highest of the year so far.

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October switches highest for the year so far

Published: November 10, 2020

Switching energy supplier in GB has continued positively in October on the upward seasonal trend as suppliers see an expected rise in contract expirations. October 2020 recorded 621,000 changes of supplier (CoS) completed, according to data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH). This is four percent more than October 2019 as well as a 20 percent increase on September 2020.

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