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Smart meter installs see a noticeable increase in June but still 67% less than last year

Published: July 15, 2020

Smart meter installations began to show signs of recovery in June, with the figure nearing 69,000, which is 25 percent more than the previous month. However, this number is still 67 percent less than the installation numbers we were seeing in June 2019. This, of course, reflects the challenging circumstances that are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to reduce the spread of infection.

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Recovery in sight as energy supplier switching increases in June

Published: July 9, 2020

Change of Supplier (CoS) data published today from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows a potential sign of recovery for the UK accompanying the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Switching data from June 2020 confirms that 470,000 switches were completed. This figure marks both a year-on-year and month-on-month increase in switches completed – six percent more than June 2019 and just under eight percent more than May 2020.

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Courts now fully open for BAU revenue protection warrants

Published: June 30, 2020

The UK courts have informed us that they are now open for warrant application works for all Category B and Category C revenue protection (RP) investigations in England and Wales, allowing us to return to full business as usual activities in those areas.

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Report on Flexr webinar and live Q&A

Published: June 18, 2020

On 20 May 2020, ElectraLink broadcasted Flexr: Unlocking the challenge of data to enable a smarter, more flexible energy system as part of the Spring Webinar Series.

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NRPS resumes non-emergency investigations

Published: June 17, 2020

ElectraLink’s National Revenue Protection Service (NRPS) team has taken further steps towards resuming business as usual activities in the energy market with the introduction of the government’s guidance paper, ‘Working Safely during COVID-19 in other Peoples Homes.’ The guidance now allows us to attend non-emergency revenue protection investigations (both Category B and C) in addition to urgent category A investigations, providing clarity on the requirements to assess and manage risks for both site engineers and building owners and tenants.

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