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DECC Consultation: Smart Metering Implementation Programme

ACE has submitted a written response to the Department for Energy and Climate Change consultation: “Smart Metering Implementation Programme”

To read our full response please click here.

Response Summary:-

ACE welcomes the Government’s decision to bring forward the rollout of electricity and gas smart meters for all households. It is time for the age of estimated energy bills to be over. Cutting carbon emissions from homes is vital in the fight against climate change and ACE believes this can be done through providing real time accurate information on energy use to spur behavioural change.

However, smart meters are not just an “install and forget” measure such as loft insulation but need to be part of a wider energy education programme. It is vital that the roll-out of smart meters, with the provision of real-time displays is coupled with a wider Government climate change awareness campaign which includes advice, information and financial incentives in improve energy efficiency. Provision of consumption data in itself will not necessarily lead to changes in behaviour.

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