Utilita faces new customer ban after installing smart meters that don't always work when you switch
Energy supplier Utilita is facing a ban on taking on new customers after installing old first generation smart meters that often don't work when households switch
27 November 2020
Avro Energy banned from taking on new customers
Small energy firm Avro Energy has been banned from taking on new customers because it hasn't joined the national smart meter network
18 June 2019
SSE pays £700,000 after missing smart meter target
Big six energy supplier SSE has agreed to pay £700,000 to Ofgem after missing its 2018 targets for installing smart meters
3 April 2019
'Misleading' smart meter ad banned
A 'misleading' radio advert which claimed installing a smart meter could save consumers an average of 354 kilowatt hours a year has been banned
6 March 2019
2020 target for smart meter roll-out 'will not be met'
Technical problems are preventing energy companies from installing the new generation of ‘switchable’ smart meters to around a third of households in Great Britain, the public spending watchdog has found.
23 November 2018
One-third of smart meters at risk of 'staying dumb' after energy switches
There's a risk that a third of first generation smart meters may never be upgraded to accept new switching technology, a Government report has revealed.
19 October 2018
Switchable smart meter roll-out could be delayed AGAIN
A wider roll-out of switchable smart meters is in danger of being delayed AGAIN
3 July 2018
Just 80 of the UK's 8m+ smart meters guaranteed to stay smart if you switch
All but 80 of the millions of smart meters so far installed in the UK are still first-generation meters
6 February 2018
'Switchable' smart meters delayed
The roll out of next generation smart meters which allow you to switch energy provider is to be delayed
19 January 2018
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