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Transition to smart metering 


To deliver the rollout of smart metering, the Government has established a central change programme. Ofgem E-Serve managed the first phase of the programme on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This phase was completed in March 2011 with the publication of the Government’s conclusions on the policy design for the rollout.

From April 2011, DECC has been directly responsible for managing the implementation of the programme. All queries relating to the programme should be directed to DECC.

Ofgem is providing expertise and advice to support the programme’s work to implement the regulatory framework for rollout. Over time, Ofgem will also take on additional regulatory functions to support smart metering.

Some suppliers are already providing smart meters to their customers. These meters are being installed before the Government has implemented the regulatory framework for the rollout. Ofgem is putting in place measures to protect consumers who receive smart meters early through the Spring Package. This includes measures to deliver commercial interoperability, so that consumers with smart meters can continue to realise the benefits of smart metering when they switch supplier.


DateTitle (Click for more document information)
28/02/2013The roll-out of advanced meters to larger non-domestic consumers
06/02/2013Ofgem’s Response to DECC’s Consultation on Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive Provision for Easy Access to 24 months of Consumption Data for Consumers with Smart Meters
04/01/2013Ofgem’s response to the DECC’s consultation on the Foundation Smart Market
04/01/2013Ofgem’s response to DECC’s government response on stage one of the Smart Energy Code and consultation on the draft legal text
26/11/2012Regulation of the Data and Communications Company for smart meters
08/10/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on the second version of the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications
28/08/2012Supporting effective switching for domestic customers with smart meters: Modification of supply licence standard conditions
- (Reference number: 118/12)
30/07/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on a smart metering system security licence condition for energy suppliers
30/07/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on monitoring and evaluation of the smart meter roll-out
19/06/2012Supporting effective switching for domestic customers with smart meters: additional statutory notice
- (Reference number: 79/12)
14/06/2012Regulating the smart meter roll-out: how DECC’s proposals for the provision of information to Ofgem might work in practice
31/05/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on the smart meter Consumer Engagement Strategy
30/05/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on the draft Data Communications Company (DCC) licence
30/05/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on data access and privacy
30/05/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on the Smart Energy Code
15/05/2012Ofgem response to DECC consultation on the draft Data and Communications Company (DCC) Licence Application Regulations
29/03/2012Supporting effective switching for domestic customers with smart meters: further statutory consultation and notice
- (Reference number: 41/12)
23/03/2012Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on draft Statutory Instrument the Electricity and Gas (Prohibition of Communications Activities) Order 2012
20/12/2011Supporting effective switching for domestic customers with smart meters
- (Reference number: 187/11)
24/11/2011Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on the regulatory and commercial framework for the Data and Communications Company.
17/10/2011Ofgem’s response to DECC’s call for evidence on data access and privacy
17/10/2011Ofgem’s response to DECC’s consultation on draft licence conditions and technical specifications
18/08/2011Commercial interoperability: proposals in respect of managing domestic customer switching where meters with advanced functionality are installed
- (Reference number: 109/11)