Roger Mullin – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Roger Mullin on 2015-10-20.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the efficiency of the smart metering system being rolled-out under her Department’s initiative meets the requirements of the 2010 Coalition Agreement to establish a smart grid that would reduce network losses.

Andrea Leadsom

The Government is committed to rolling out smart meters to every home and small business in the country by the end of 2020. Smart meters are a core component of establishing a smart grid and our transition to a smarter energy system. The roll-out is expected to deliver benefits in its own right from reduced network losses worth £496 million in the period to 2030, ahead of the wider benefits of a smart grid.