The government has laid out measures to ensure small businesses continue to get the most from their smart meters through the Smart Meters Bill, introduced on 18 October.
Every small business will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020 and the bill allows the government to continue regulating the smart meter roll-out up until its completion. It also will ensure the government can act on the results of any findings made after 2020 that could improve the experience for small businesses. Furthermore, the bill also ensures that if the company running the national smart meters communications infrastructure becomes insolvent, consumers would be protected.
Energy Minister, Richard Harrington, said: “The roll-out of smart meters continues at pace with almost 7.7mn already operating in Great Britain and nearly 350,000 being installed every month, bringing an end to estimated bills and helping people to save energy and money. The Bill published today will ensure consumers continue to get the most from their smart meters once installed, during and beyond the roll-out.”