Policy Submissions

S871a - Smart metering prospectus - part 1


Smart metering implementation programme prospectus: IET comments to the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).


The roll-out of smart meters should not be accelerated unless it is demonstrable that a methodology can be developed that gives assurance of systems level functionality and scalability. A plan to install smart meters on a saturation basis in defined geographic zones, sufficient to provide an installed base for functionality proving purposes, should be considered. The DataCommsCo (DCC) capabilities at the heart of this smart meter/smart grid initiative should be in place early to avoid unnecessary upgrades to meter and wide area network (WAN) software. A technically competent “design authority” is required to take overall technical responsibility for the entire system.

Submission Details Submitted on 28 September 2010 to Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)

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Keywords and Search Terms Electricity supply industry, Energy industry, Gas industry, Smart grid, Smart meters, Metering, Meters, Energy consumption