Networks comment on Select Committee report on smart meters

For immediate release – Monday 29 July 2013

Commenting on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee's report into smart meters, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith said:

"Smart meters are an integral part of achieving a smarter network. They will deliver real benefits to consumers in the long run by enabling network operators to plan more efficient and effective network investment as well as enabling the connection of more renewable energy sources.

"The Committee is right to highlight the need for a coordinated delivery of smart meters for what is a complex and ambitious task. While the network companies are not rolling out the meters themselves, they are critical to the success of the programme and close working between suppliers and networks will be crucial.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

ENA is the voice of the networks representing the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

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