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    • Steve_1234
    • By Steve_1234 11th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
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    Are *any* Uk Energy suppliers currently rolling out SMETS 2 Smartmeters?
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
    Are *any* Uk Energy suppliers currently rolling out SMETS 2 Smartmeters? 11th Oct 17 at 9:26 AM
    Anyone got any info?? Really want a SMETS2 Meter - getting a smartmeter just for it go go dumb when I switch in 12 months seems ridiculous.

    Ever smart told me I have no chance of getting one from anybody until 2018 - is this correct?
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    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 11th Oct 17, 9:37 AM
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    Yes. The Government is allowing suppliers to count SMETS1 meters towards the SMETS2 target. All SMETS1 meters will be adopted by The Data Communications Company by 2020. SMETS2 meters should start rolling out from the end of this year. New/small suppliers are sitting on the fence until they see which SMETS2 meters work best and which do not.

    From an Ofgem Letter to suppliers in Jun 17:

    Suppliers need to consider carefully their approaches to complying with their licence obligations in relation to the rollout, including: requirements on large suppliers to become a DCC user by 25 May 2017 and for all suppliers by 25 November 2017; The SMETS1 end date (which will be confirmed by BEIS in due course) after which new installations of SMETS1 meters (and any SMETS1 meters that were installed prior to the end-date but were not made compliant by the end-date) will no longer ‘count’ towards suppliers’ smart meter rollout obligations;  the large supplier advanced metering exception end date of 12 November 2017 (or as otherwise directed by BEIS); the small supplier advanced metering exception end date of 12 March 2018 (or as otherwise directed by BEIS); for larger suppliers meeting the binding milestones they set themselves for 2017, 2018 and 2019; and  all suppliers must ensure they are taking all reasonable steps to complete the rollout by the end of 2020.

    As you can see, it is full of what, if and maybe speak.
    Last edited by Hengus; 11-10-2017 at 9:42 AM.
    • Steve_1234
    • By Steve_1234 11th Oct 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:41 AM
    Thanks, that's very disappointing. Obviously the rollout will be delayed a few times, so maybe this time next year we`ll be in luck


    Looks like I`ll just have to wait until next year.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 11th Oct 17, 9:44 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:44 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:44 AM
    Thanks, that's very disappointing. Obviously the rollout will be delayed a few times, so maybe this time next year we`ll be in luck


    Looks like I`ll just have to wait until next year.
    Originally posted by Steve_1234
    The rollout has been delayed MANY times over the past few years and, in the view of many in the industry, the 2020 target is no longer achievable. Industry wants Government to delay; Government wants to blame industry for the delay. The truth is that this project has been made un-necessarily over complicated.
    • Steve_1234
    • By Steve_1234 11th Oct 17, 9:46 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:46 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:46 AM
    That sounds wholly unsurprising. Cheers.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 11th Oct 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:13 AM
    Yes. The Government is allowing suppliers to count SMETS1 meters towards the SMETS2 target. All SMETS1 meters will be adopted by The Data Communications Company by 2020.
    Originally posted by Hengus
    ....and pink pigs will fly........................
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