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Smart metering


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The lecture will provide a walkthrough of the GB Smart Metering programme, how and why it was initiated, the policy and regulatory landscape, the design and the way to successful deployment.

Date and Time

25 November 2015 - 10:30-12:00


Portsmouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - South: Solent local network.

About this event

Smart Metering is currently one of the largest of UK Government’s Major Projects costing £12bn and involving the construction of a National Communications Infrastructure, and the installation of some 100 milllion devices into 30 million plus homes and small businesses by 2020.

The lecture will provide a walkthrough of the GB Smart Metering programme, how it was initiated and why Government has imposed obligations on the GB market to rollout smart metering, the policy and regulatory landscape, the actors, the end-to-end design, and the technological roadmap to address obstacles to an economic, safe and secure deployment.

The talk will include:
  • Origins of Smart Metering
  • European Directive
  • GB Mandate
  • Impact Assessment – costs and benefits
  • Role of the Customer
  • Work programme
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Rollout plan
  • Functional requirements
  • Architectural Design
  • Technology Challenges
  • Status


Ashley Pocock FIET, Head of Industry Change, Regulation and External Affairs at EDF Energy


10:00  Refreshments
10:30  Lecture
12:00  Finish (approximate time)


Free to attend.

Additional information

This event is presented by the Retired Members Section of the IET Solent Network.

Contact: Solent Network Retired Members Section Secretary

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