Extending the smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Remote Access Meters

Publication date
29th August 2014
Closing date
26th September 2014
Policy areas
Status

The supply licences contain data access and privacy rules for consumption data stored on meters installed as part of the government’s mandated smart meter rollout. There are a range of meters with similar functionality (principally, meters that can remotely send consumption data to the supplier). In different contexts these are referred to as smart-type, advanced domestic, advanced and AMR meters. In this document we refer to these other meters collectively as Remote Access Meters.

On 19 December 2013 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 and replies to our subsequent supplier information request. This document sets out our final proposals.

We consider 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.