Networks support decision to extend national smart meter rollout programme

For immediate release – Friday 10 May 2013

Energy Networks Association (ENA), the voice of the electricity and gas networks in the UK and Ireland, has voiced its support for the decision to delay the commencement of electricity and gas smart metering mass rollout by 12 months to the autumn of 2015.

David Smith, Chief Executive of ENA, said:

“We understand and support the decision as it will enable outstanding technical issues to be resolved and allow industry parties sufficient time to be better prepared for what is a complex and ambitious task that will deliver real benefits to consumers in the long run. While the network companies are not rolling out the meters themselves, they are critical to the success of the programme.

“Close working between the suppliers and the networks will be crucial to deliver the smart meter rollout efficiently as addressing network issues in a coordinated way will ensure the best experience for customers.”

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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