In response to the NAO’s report7 in 2018 on smart meters we highlighted our concern that the smart meter roll-out was significantly back-loaded. These delays have been further compounded by technical issues establishing the DCC network and most recently the impact on the programme Covid-19. These delays mean
most households now have less opportunity to enjoy the benefits of smart (and any resulting financial savings) in the years up to 2025. The delay to mass deployment undermines the realisation of the benefits of the programme which still assumes cumulative benefits accruing year on year.
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