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New threat to smart meter programme

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Half of the country is virtually devoid of next-generation smart meters that don't "go dumb" when customers switch supplier, weeks before energy firms are due to start rolling them out at scale, Telegraph Money can disclose.

As of two weeks ago, only 300 of the 20,000 or so second-generation meters installed so far were located in north England and Scotland, because of problems connecting to the communications network in the region. This throws into question how suppliers can be expected t...