BEAMA Reacts to Institute of Directors Smart Meter Report

Posted 23 September 2016 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

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BEAMA is disappointed that the Institute of Directors is again attempting to derail the Government’s plans to update Great Britain’s energy infrastructure for the 21st century and place consumers in control of their energy use. What is particularly disappointing is that the IoD has been briefed by programme experts with specific reference to previous ill-informed reporting by an organisation that should commit to a balanced and evidence backed outlook.

Any survey of IoD members’ willingness to pay for the cost of smart metering equipment in their own home must be measured against the extensive research undertaken by Government and Industry groups, which show an expected benefit of £6bn including significant savings for consumers. An overwhelming proportion of consumers with a smart meter say that they would recommend one to others.