Statement on Smart infrastructure delay

Following the Government’s confirmation that the communications infrastructure linking smart meters to energy suppliers will now not be ready until autumn, an SSE spokesperson said:

“The smart meter roll-out represents a unique opportunity to transform the relationship between customers and energy and we therefore need to ensure we get it right. It is crucial that the infrastructure enabling the mass deployment for smart meters to people's homes is fit for purpose and in place as soon as possible so that we can get on with the task of delivering the benefits for customers.”