Extended smart meter roll-out powers get cautious approval

Proposed legislation extending Ofgem’s regulatory powers and DECC’s control of smart meter roll-out has attracted conditional support from a Commons select committee

Extended DECC powers over smart meter roll-out should come with greater transparency, says ECCC. Photograph: Richard Abplanalp/123RFAn extension of ministerial powers to control the national roll-out of smart meters is necessary despite industry concerns, according to a legislative pre-scrutiny report.

The report, published on 4 May, was prepared by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) at the government's request.

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