Millions of smart meters in Britain not working correctly

The UK's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (Desnez) has revealed that 4.31 million smart meters have not been operating in smart mode.

At the end of 2023, 3.98 million were found to be faulty, with the trade association for the energy industry, Energy UK, subsequently instructing suppliers to replace broken meters.

There are almost 35 million smart meters in Great Britain and the majority are operating as intended according to Smart Energy GB, a not-for-profit...

UK announces measures to advance smart energy technology

The UK has announced new measures aimed at advancing smart energy technology and infrastructure across the country. The plans focus on enabling more homes to benefit from smart meters and flexible energy tariffs, as well as funding for companies to test new IoT-enabled services.

A key part of the strategy is improving support for in-home displays that connect to smart meters. The government has launched a scheme for customers to repair or replace faulty displays beyond the...

Connexin wins UK’s largest smart water metering contract

Connexin has secured the largest smart water metering contract in the UK to date, winning a deal with Essex & Suffolk Water to supply up to one million smart water meters across Essex and Suffolk by 2035.

The deal will see Connexin install wireless network infrastructure and provide Itron smart water meters to Essex & Suffolk Water over the next 11 years. The meters will enable remote, real-time monitoring of household and business water usage. 

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NAO: Smart meter rollout is going slow and over budget

The UK government's ambitious plan to rollout smart meters to all households and small businesses by the end of 2025 has faced significant delays and cost overruns, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

The report highlights that energy companies have only completed 57 percent of the £13.5 billion project, almost four years past the original deadline.

The NAO report also reveals that the estimated savings from smart meters amount to approximately...

France is the next stop on Netmore’s LoRaWAN expansion tour

Netmore is continuing to expand its LoRaWAN network around Europe with the beginning of a rollout in France.

The company says it has started to deploy LoRaWAN infrastructure in the country and has begun establishing collaborations with strategic partners.

Ove Anebygd, CEO of Netmore Group, said:

”The fact that we are now establishing our infrastructure in France is a logical next step in our European rollout plan. The French market offers great potential...

DCC’s smart meter network passes 10 million milestone

The Data Communications Company (DCC) says it has now connected over 10 million smart meters in the UK.

DCC was granted a licence to build and manage its network in 2013 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now part of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Angus Flett, CEO of DCC, said: 

“This milestone shows that the whole sector has progressed hugely over the last year in digitising Britain’s energy system....

Juniper Research: Active smart home devices will exceed 13B by 2025

A report from Juniper Research suggests the number of active smart home devices will exceed 13 billion by 2025.

For comparison, the analysts expect 7.4 billion devices will be active by the end of 2020. The rapid proliferation of smart home devices over the next five years is expected to be propelled by entertainment-related tech in particular.

Juniper expects smart entertainment devices alone will generate over $230 billion of revenue in 2025.

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