DECC announces £2.4bn smart meter infrastructure contracts

Britain’s smart meter infrastructure came a step closer with DECC’s announcement of its preferred bidders

Business process and professional support solutions provider Capita has been announced as DECC’s preferred bidder as licensee for management of the Data Communications Company (DCC).

The £175m contract, stretching over the next 12 years, was announced on 14 August. The DCC will coordinate data flows between smart meters in households, small businesses and energy suppliers.

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