Policy paper

Non-domestic market: proposed amendments to roll-out licence conditions - open letter from Baroness Verma

An open letter from Baroness Verma on the smart meters non-domestic market and proposed amendments to roll-out licence conditions.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Open letter from Baroness Verma

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Government response to an open letter consultation on proposed amendments to roll-out licence conditions and a consultation on draft licence conditions

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Responses to the open letter: A to Z

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This open letter seeks views on a number of issues in the non-domestic market:

  • whether the period within which advanced metering may be installed at smaller non-domestic sites should be extended beyond 5 April 2014
  • addressing possible ambiguity about the type of contractual arrangements that permit installation of advanced metering at these sites after 5 April 2014
  • amending the smart metering electricity roll-out licence condition to ensure that all non-domestic sites in Profile Classes 1-4 are covered by the smart metering roll-out
  • giving all customers at smaller non-domestic sites a minimum right of access to data from smart meters

The government issued a response to the open letter consultation on 22 October. It has concluded that the date to which advanced electricity and gas metering may be installed at smaller non-domestic premises, and not replaced before the end date for the roll-out, will be extended to 5 April 2016. Any contractual arrangements providing for continued installation of advanced metering after 5 April 2016 and until the roll-out completion date will need to be in place at that point. No advanced metering may be installed after 31 December 2020 unless the meter is a current transformer electricity meter or a larger gas meter. The government has issued a consultation on the licence conditions which will implement these requirements.

Non-confidential responses to the open letter are available on this page.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 22 October 2013 + show all updates
  1. Government response to open letter published.
  2. First published.