Decision on extending the smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Remote Access Meters


On 29 August 2014 we consulted on proposals to extend the supply licence smart meter rules to ensure that domestic and micro business consumers with Remote Access Meters have the same control of their energy consumption data as consumers with smart meters.

We have reviewed the consultation responses. This document sets out our final decision.

We have decided that consumers’ interests will be best served by:

  • extending the supplier obligations, in full, for suppliers to domestic consumers
  • extending the supplier obligations for suppliers to micro business consumers, but providing some flexibility where suppliers are unable to remotely configure the meter.

This document, along with annexes, forms our decision to proceed with the licence modifications required to implement our proposed policy.