‘Traditional’ mindset slowing smart meter rollout

Ofgem’s “traditional regulatory mindset,” focused on penalising suppliers for missing their installation targets, may be hindering the severely delayed smart meter rollout. The Public Accounts Committee said the regulator and the government need a better understanding of the current costs and benefits of the programme, the reasons behind disparities in installation rates among different types of households, and how this information can be used to inform decisions on the future of the rollout.

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