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Smart meter installs down 95 percent as non-essential visits halted

Published: May 14, 2020

Due to social distancing measures to ensure the safety of households and field engineers, non-essential smart meter installations were heavily reduced from late March. As a result, April 2020 saw a decrease in smart meter installs of almost 95 percent compared to the same month in 2019.

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Energy supplier switching in April continues to fall

Published: May 11, 2020

We showed last month how the effects of COVID-19 and lockdown measures had begun to impact consumer behaviour and participation in the energy market, after a severe drop in switches started in March 2020. According to data published today from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH), GB switching continues to be negatively impacted as April 2020 recorded both month-on-month and year-on-year decreases in switches started and completed:

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Register for our webinar on unlocking the challenge of data to enable a smarter, more flexible energy system

Published: April 29, 2020

For the next Spring Webinar Series webinar scheduled for May 20th at 2pm (BST), we will be presenting Flexr, the new energy data sharing service for the flexibility market, which ElectraLink is bringing you in partnership with the GB Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). Click here to register today, and you will automatically receive reminders for the broadcast.

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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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