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Energy: Supply Companies

Volume 708: debated on Monday 23 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 29 October (Official Report, 29/10/08; col. WA176), what steps they will take to encourage energy suppliers to promote the use of electrical appliances at times of low demand. [HL229]

The Government announced on 28 October their intention to roll out smart meters to all domestic customers (Official Report, 28/10/08; col. 1515) along with an indicative timetable to complete this by the end of 2020. The Government will take further decisions on the detail of a smart metering mandate in due course, including whether all smart meters should have the functionality to support the introduction of time-of-use tariffs.