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Smart meter rollout in the UK: towards a low carbon future?

On 19 November consumer rights group Which? published a report warning energy suppliers that they need to triple the current rate of smart meter installation to meet the target of replacing existing meters in every UK home by 2020. This would mean installing 30 smart meters  per minute every day for the next two years …

Past Event

The smart meter rollout: progress and challenges ahead

19 November, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ

This event brings together a panel of experts and key stakeholders involved in the smart meter rollout to examine the progress that has been made to date, and to explore how the smart meter rollout  might be accelerated. We will hear a variety of perspectives and offer a stimulating discussion about the future of smart …

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Smart meter rollout in the UK: Dynamics of expectations

Smart meters have taken on a prominent role in the UK government’s energy demand reduction plans and discourse over the past decade. What expectations have been associated with smart metering roll out and how have they changed over time? How do expectations link with governance?

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The diffusion of energy service contracting

Energy service contracts involve the outsourcing of energy-related services to a third party, or contractor. This project aims to identify the factors underpinning successful business models, to identify whether, how and under what conditions such models could diffuse more widely, and to assess their potential for reducing energy demand in order to provide recommendations for public policy.

Utilities transforming into energy service providers?

A recent Financial Times (FT) article ‘Crisis-hit European utilities square up to technological revolution‘, argues that the large utilities have underperformed compared to the broader European equity market and, according to the CEO of RWE, are facing ‘the worst structural crisis in the history of energy supp€ly’. The article reports that some utilities are divesting, …