Hated smart meters likely to be ‘a costly failure’ – MPs

Posted: March 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

From the UK:

Don’t worry, consumers are footing the £11bn bill

9 Mar 2015 at 10:31, Kat Hall The government’s hated smart meter programme – which will slap consumers with a bill of £10.9bn – is in danger of becoming a “costly failure”, a government report has said. The report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee said it does “not believe” plans to install 53 million devices in homes and businesses by 2020 will be achieved. “Without a significant and immediate change to the government’s present approach, which aims to install smart meters in 100 per cent of UK homes and businesses, the programme runs the risk of falling far short of expectations. At worst, it could prove to be a costly failure,” said Tim Yeo MP, chair of the committee. The report raised issues about technical, logistical and public communication problems which have resulted in delays to the programme. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/09/hated_smart_meters_a_costly_failure_say_mps/


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