To aid with the smart meter roll-out in domestic new build properties, SMIP has published new guidance for developers and architects, and relevant to all those involved in the specification of metering locations in new build premises, especially multiple dwelling units, to aid the successful installation and operation of smart meters.
This document covers the following topics:
- Relative positioning of electricity and gas smart meters in consumer premises
- Housing of gas smart meters
- Relevant existing guidance
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Please note that the Smart Metering Forum (SMF) which was to be held on Thursday 26th March 2020 has been cancelled.
MRR450 has been circulated and the feedback will be discussed on Friday 1st November 2019. It is intended for AMO Members to sign onto the Best Practice Guide.
Replies to the below questions are requested by CoB Friday 25th October 2019.
1 Do you support
the draft Best Practice document?
2 Are there any
changes you propose to the draft document?
3 Does your
organisation already comply with this guidance and wish to be listed in the relevant
4 If not
compliant, what timescale would it take?
Suppliers have been asked to review Ofgem’s proposed changes to SMICoP which would require them to publish the results of customer surveys. It is anticipated for these to be published in early 2020. The greatest need for change is likely to fall on small suppliers and their service providers as this sector is showing the lowest levels of compliance with the code.
The New and Replacement Obligation (NRO) activation date is 30 June 2019. From this date, Suppliers will need to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to install a smart meter. Exceptions are where a meter cannot be installed for technical or practical reasons, in emergency circumstances or where a consumer wishes to retain a traditional meter.
The Data Communications Company (DCC) has announced that it has reached a milestone of one million SMETS2 meters successfully connected to its network. At 14:48 on Tuesday 21 May 2019, the 1,000,000th meter was installed in Slough by SSE.