The deployment of smart meters as enablers of change in the UK energy sector is supported. They are an important part of the vision for more flexible and efficient energy supply infrastructures, particularly for electricity. As such the deployment programme for smart meters must be designed and implemented as part of a wider plan for smart energy grids. The smart meter itself will need a major supporting infrastructure to allow data to be collected, aggregated, distributed and used. A further aspect requiring substantial attention is that of data security. It is essential that systems developed for the UK are not only compatible with global developments, but also that they are flexible to future changes. None of this complexity is an argument for delay.
Submission Details Submitted on 03 August 2009 to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)