BEIS drops deadline for smart meter early rollout

An obligation for gas and electricity suppliers to install smart meters for some their domestic customer early has been withdrawn

Smart meter installation deadline will be dismissed. Photograph: Destinacigdem/123RFThe government has confirmed its decision to scrap an obligation for large gas and electricity suppliers to install some domestic smart meters early.

On 12 December, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) announced that the early rollout obligation (ERO) had “largely” been achieved.

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