British Gas joins call for smart meter mandate

Pressure is mounting on the government to mandate smart meters, with the country’s biggest supplier now calling for the technology to be made obligatory. Centrica group general counsel and company secretary Raj Roy says that completion of the smart meter rollout requires a “move from voluntary adoption towards a mandatory rollout backed by broader incentives and obligations". It follows calls from Utility Warehouse chief executive Stuart Burnett, who last week told Utility Week that a mandate is needed on smart meters for the UK to achieve its net zero goals.

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