There are now more than 8,613,700 smart and advanced meters operating across homes and businesses in Great Britain, according to new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

A total of 1,181,200 domestic smart meters were installed by large energy suppliers in the third quarter of 2017 (516,300 gas and 664,900 electricity meters). This is a 12 per cent increase in domestic smart meter installations compared to the previous quarter.

Over the same period, 15,200 smart and advanced meters were installed in smaller non-domestic sites by large energy suppliers (of which 10,300 were advanced meters and the rest smart meters). This is a 10 per cent increase in non-domestic smart and advanced installations compared to the previous quarter.

To date, 9.44 million smart and advanced meters have been installed in homes and businesses across Great Britain by both large and small energy suppliers, a 15 per cent increase from the previous quarter.

These figures follow exclusive Utility Week research that revealed more than 50 per cent are unsure about installing a smart meter.

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