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In brief: An update on the developments of the UK’s smart meter rollout programme, along with key development milestones prior to the actual rollout in 2015. Particularly referenced is the Smart Meters Equipment Tech Spec Version 2 and Smart Energy Code (SEC).

In 2020 the United Kingdom will have a smart metering system consisting of 53 million meters across 30 million premises made up of households and small commercial or industrial concerns. The rollout of meters is set to start in late 2015 and the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has been working to provide the supporting environment in the foundation phase of the programme in the run up to the rollout between 2015 and 2020 (initially, rollout was due to start in the last quarter of 2014, but this timeline has been revised).

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