Tagged with smart meters

Seeking a delay in rolling out smart meters in Britain

Seeking a delay in rolling out smart meters in Britain

There are disputes about the potential impact of smart meters to reduce energy consumption and controversy continues. Now Britain’s energy giants are asking the UK government to delay the 2020 deadline for installing smart meters. Emily Gosden explains in an article on The Telegraph website.   Energy giants call for smart meter deadline delay Energy … Continue reading

Taking a stand against smart meters

Taking a stand against smart meters

We have the roll out of smart meters underway throughout Europe and in many if not most OECD countries. This is an interesting story by Justin Wm. Moyer in the Washington Post about a couple of philosophers in the Washington area who are refusing the installation of the smart meters and the consequences they are … Continue reading

Increasing the security of smart meters

Increasing the security of smart meters

The European Union has a policy for a major roll out of smart meters. There has been controversy about the costs and whether these meters will actually lead to important energy savings. However, there is also a security concern explained by Pilita Clark and Sam Jones in the Financial Times. Fortunately, Britain’s intelligence agency has … Continue reading

Progress on the deployment of smart meters in the UK

Progress on the deployment of smart meters in the UK

EU Member States are required to ensure the implementation of smart metering under EU energy market legislation in the Third Energy Package. According to the European Commission, “implementation may be subject to a long-term cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In cases where the CBA is positive, there is a roll-out target of 80% market penetration for electricity … Continue reading

A quiet revolution is underway

A quiet revolution is underway

Smart meters are being deployed more and more. The latest government figures show nearly two million smart meters have already been installed in the UK and they are changing the way people think about energy, says Sacha Deshmukh, CEO of the Smart Meter Central Delivery Body Smart Energy GB on the BusinessGreen website.   Smart … Continue reading

Assessing the impact of smart meters

Assessing the impact of smart meters

There is a considerable amount of debate about who benefits from the roll out of smart meters, as required by EU legislation. Terry Macalister writes in The Guardian about an analysis in the UK showing that the net benefits of technology which is meant to give consumers more control over energy are reduced from £8.3bn … Continue reading