Commenting on DECC’s announcement regarding timings for the smart meter rollout, Don Leiper, New Business Director at E.ON, said: “We welcome confirmation from DECC that the go live date for the rollout of smart meters will be April 2016.
“Whilst the original delay to timescales was disappointing, it happened for the right reasons and will help ensure the rollout will be as effective as possible, while also minimising disruption to customers. What’s important now is that we all focus on continuing to make the rollout a success and on reducing the chance of any further delays.
“At E.ON, we’ve been installing smart meters for around three years and have now installed more than 400,000 in our customers’ homes and businesses. Having this clarity from DECC now gives us, and the whole industry, the certainty and confidence we need to press ahead and ensure all energy customers can reap the benefits smart meters can bring.
“Only a couple of days ago, DECC released the findings of a study which featured responses from our own customers. These findings mirrored what our smart meter customers tell us every day – that having a smart meter has helped them feel more in control of their energy and even encouraged them to cut how much they use, leaving them feeling more satisfied overall with the service they receive from their energy provider.”
For more information about E.ON’s smart metering programme, visit eonenergy.com/smart.