Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) was cited again in The Telegraph on the UK smart meter rollout. The new article reveals that more than half of the recently rolled-out smart meters may ‘go dumb’ after people switch suppliers.
There is a fix for this problem involving a centralised computer network that can standardise systems across suppliers, however, its launch has been delayed repeatedly. Smart meters rolled out before this network will need to be added to the network in three waves.
The article quotes Professor Sovacool who raises concerns about a one-size-fits-all upgrade.
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