Covid-19 pandemic: a reset for the UK Smart Meter Programme?
Our managing director, Joel Stark recently talked with Energy Live News to discuss the Smart Meter rollout and the effects the current Covid-19 pandemic has had on the programme.
In their podcast, Geoff from Energy Live News and Joel discuss:
- The original aims and how costs have spiralled, especially the monopoly Data Communications Company (DCC) whose costs are now double to £4 billion.
- The likelihood that these running costs will continue to inflate as a result of postponed activity due to the pandemic.
- Why the cost-benefit ratio was already on ‘shaky ground’ before the coronavirus due to “delay-after-delay-after-delay”.