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Smart meter deployment might miss goals, but still good

In a good-news, not-so-bad news scenario, a new report from Research and Markets concludes that Europe will likely fail to meet its goal of deploying smart meters to at least 80 percent of its electricity customers by 2020. Germany’s decision not to deploy smart meters and delays experienced by other countries in planned rollouts, including France, means the penetration rate will more likely be in the 60 to70 percent range by the goal date—still a good number, all things considered.

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UK government confirms new 2020 deadline for smart meter rollout completion

The government has confirmed that the rollout of smart meters will not be completed until 2020, a year later than planned. In its first annual progress report last year, the government had said that the rollout would be finished by 2019. However, in its second annual progress report out today, the changed deadline was confirmed, following a review of the smart metering programme plan during the first half of 2013.

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British Gas has started rollout

The government says its expects all major energy companies to offer smart metering services to all consumers by autumn 2015. The deadline was spelled out in a speech made to the Smart Metering Forum last week by Baroness Verma, Department of Energy & Climate Change parliamentary under secretary of state.

 

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Dutch government consults on smart meters expansion

The Dutch government has started a consultation on the further roll-out of smart meters. A two-year trial of the meters, based on M2M technology, will end this year, and the government is now preparing for a nationwide roll-out. The consultation covers the required administrative decision and changes to the previous decision on smart meter requirements. The aim is for all households to be offered a smart meter by 2020. The consultation runs until 09 December.

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