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Smart meter rollout delayed for four years

Smart meter rollout delayed for four years
Tuesday 17
10:20 2019

Image copyright Getty Images The government has pushed back the deadline for smart energy meter rollout by four years until 2024. Previously, suppliers' deadline was the end of 2020, but energy firms had warned the technology was not ready. But the extra time could lead to more years of frustration for customers, many of whom are fed up with the new meters they have been given. It also means the cost of installing the new equipment is likely to rise further, to more than £13bn in total. Customers are not obliged to have a smart meter fitted, but energy firms ...

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Summary: Suppliers now have until 2024 to fit them into homes, but it may mean higher costs for the industry.

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