U.K. 2012 smart meter plans moving ahead full throttle

December 6, 2011 at 11:52 pm

In a speech at the recent Smart Metering Forum in London, Charles Hendry (head of the U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change) said consumers are the heart of Great Britain’s smart metering initiative — and he explained how that initiative is gaining steam.

DECC forecasts that smart metering will provide the U.K. with up to €6 billion in benefits to consumers, suppliers and network operators. But in order to realize those benefits, consumers must understand their energy use. Also, a new business model is needed. This means the U.K. government must create an enduring regulatory and commercial framework for the smart grid.

Toward these ends, here’s what DECC plans for 2012…

Full post by Alicia Carrasco: U.K. smart meters: 2012 plans moving ahead full throttle

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Entry filed under: business, consumer benefits, energy policy, Government, Regulation, Smart Grid, UK.

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