A detailed guide to the key organisations in the Great Britain smart metering market
A detailed guide to the key organisations in the Great Britain smart metering market

The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A detailed guide to the key organisations in the Great Britain smart metering market
  • Introduction
  • Key organisations in the GB smart metering market

Introduction

GB’s licensed electricity and gas suppliers are required by their supply licenses to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to roll out smart meters to domestic and small business customers by 30 June 2021 (previously 31 December 2020, but extended by 6 months due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (see LNB News 18/06/2020 43)). This will involve an estimated 53 million smart meters being installed in homes and small businesses throughout Great Britain (GB). The roll out of smart meters is expected to reduce customers’ energy bills, while increasing energy efficiency and making it easier to change energy supplier.

For a detailed overview of the regulation of smart metering roll out in GB and the way in which energy suppliers typically structure and finance transactions to facilitate this roll out, see Practice Note: Smart metering regulation and smart metering projects. For an introduction to what smart meters are, see also Practice Note: What is a smart meter?

Key organisations in the GB smart metering market

NameRole
Capita plc (Capita)Capita plc is the ultimate owner of DCC (for more on them, see below). Capita is a business process outsourcing company, providing services to the private sector and the public sector. Capita is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index of the 101st to 350th

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