'Biggest year yet': Most energy meters set to be 'smart' by end of 2022

Smart meters are set to outnumber their analogue predecessors by the end of 2022, after a record-breaking year of installations during 2021, it has been revealed.

The UK’s smart meter network grew by an unprecedented 87 per cent last year, expanding by eight million meters and helping the country reach 17 million meters in total. First-generation smart meters on the network more than doubled over the year, while the number of second-generation smart meters also continued to rise steadily.

The figures, provided this week by network operator the Data Communications Company (DCC), also highlight that its network has now passed the milestone of 10 million connected homes.

“Last year was the biggest year yet for the national smart meter roll-out,” said Smart DCC CEO Angus Flett. “The trajectory continues and 2022 will be the year that smart meters outnumber traditional analogue meters.”

Given the challenging context provided by the coronavirus

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