The rollout for smart meters in every home has been pushed back to 2024 from the original deadline of 2020 due to a lack of available technology. Consumer group citizens advice has been calling for the deadline to be extended in the best interests of the customers so technical problems are fixed and customer service remains high.
Some energy companies, however, have attempted to persuade people to have smart meters fitted as soon as possible to meet the existing timeline. The cost of rollout has risen from £11 billion in 2016 to £19.56 billion and the public are picking up the tab through their energy bills.
Smart meters stop your bills having to be estimated or having to provide meter readings, they provide accurate energy bills. You can understand your energy usage easier to make smarter decisions to save energy and money.
Seeing the rollout of them into every home would be a really positive move for saving money and energy so we hope to see this happen as soon as the technology is ready.