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Smart Meters Derogation guidance: supporting energy supplier applications for trials of in-home display alternatives

Guidance promoting good research standards and providing application templates and processes in support of robust trial applications.

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Smart Meters: derogation guidance

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Scottish Power derogation

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EON derogation

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Scottish & Southern Energy derogation

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Earlier this year the government introduced in standard supply Licence Conditions a time limited allowance for energy suppliers to apply to undertake trials of alternative engagement approaches to In-Home Displays. In order to undertake a trial suppliers needed to apply to the Secretary of State for a derogation from their existing requirement to offer all domestic consumers an In-Home Display when installing a smart meter.

Supporting guidance and application forms were published on this page by government in April, and the first applications were received in May. In total, before the application deadline of the end of September, 5 suppliers had applied for trials. 3 of these applications have been successful and their (redacted) Direction letters granting a derogation together with a covering letter are now published here. 1 application remains under consideration and is waiting on further information from suppliers. The remaining application has been withdrawn.

Published 27 April 2016
Last updated 22 December 2016 + full page history
  1. Successful applications published.
  2. First published.