Metering

Metering is a central issue in the gas and electricity markets. It is an important area of our work, where we have a range of core regulatory functions in relation to metering. This includes regulating certain aspects of how network companies price metering services to protect consumers as competition develops.

We also participate in and lead a range of industry groups that oversee the arrangements governing the installation and management of metering assets.

Smart metering

Metering is at the centre of some key changes to electricity and gas markets over the next few years. The roll out of smart metering will entail the replacement of around 53 million gas and electricity meters by the end of 2020.

Regulation is required during this transition period from traditional to smart meters. To that end, we are providing independent regulatory expertise and advice to the government’s central programme responsible for delivering the rollout of smart metering.

We have also taken steps to put in place appropriate consumer protections, helping to make sure that consumers remain protected.

We aim to ensure an orderly transition from traditional metering and ensure that consumers interests remain protected.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 15th Aug 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
We're notifying all gas suppliers of a metering data issue that affects a very small proportion of customers. We're requesting all suppliers to respond outlining how they'll identify affected meters and provide consumer redress.

  • Published: 7th Mar 2016
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the final report from the review of the GB non-domestic gas metering market launched in February 2015.

  • Published: 4th Jan 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This is an open letter providing an update on the progress of our review of the market for gas metering products and services in respect of non-domestic gas customers in Great Britain.

  • Published: 18th Jun 2015
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 2 Associated documents
This letter provides an update on suppliers’ progress in refunding live customers, and on the steps being taken to prevent a similar situation occurring again. We also include a statement of confidence from DECC.

  • Published: 20th Feb 2015
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter details suppliers progress in refunding gas prepayment customers.

  • Published: 6th Feb 2015
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This is an open letter announcing the launch of a review of the market for gas metering products and services in respect of non-domestic gas customers in Great Britain.

  • Published: 9th Aug 2011
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 5 Associated documents
This is an open letter to the Gas Distribution Networks requesting that they provide us with information on the number and type of Post Emergency Metering Services (PEMS) jobs carried out in calendar years 2009 and 2010.

  • Published: 11th Aug 2010
  • Closed: 22nd Sep 2010
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
This consultation seeks views on a change proposal that will mandate a data flow from the MAM to the MAP when there is a change of supplier, change of MAM or removal of the meter asset.

  • Published: 12th May 2009
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 5 Associated documents
This is an open letter to the Gas Distribution Networks requesting that they provide us with information on the number, and type, of Post Emergency Metering Services (PEMS) jobs carried out in calendar year 2008.

  • Published: 15th Dec 2008
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out Ofgem's position on the proposed changes to the ES Pipelines (ESP) gas metering charges statement which ESP has been consulting on with gas shippers.

Pages