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British Gas Response to DECC’s Ministerial Statement on Smart Metering

Stuart Rolland, Managing Director, British Gas Smart Metering said, “We welcome today’s announcement by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

“We have installed nearly one million meters in homes across the UK and this announcement will allow us to continue with our roll-out plans in the most cost-effective way.

“The announcement provides British Gas with clarification on key policies and licence conditions that underpins the security of our investment in the Foundation stage.

“For the rest of the industry, we believe the revised delivery programme is a pragmatic approach. We’re also encouraged that a new licence condition is subject to further consultation. We hope there is a significant expectation that suppliers will participate fully in the Foundation stage. We believe DECC should look to suppliers to commit and be held to volume targets with interim milestones set out between now and 2020.

“Smart Meters will bring an end to estimated bills and the British Gas Smart Energy Report sends tailored information to customers, detailing not only how much households spend, but where and how they can reduce consumption and save money."

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