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Smart metering of electricity and gas examined

28 April 2016

The Science and Technology Committee takes evidence from academics and technical experts on smart metering of electricity and gas, and questions Lord Bourne on the evidence base behind the Government's policy in this area.


Tuesday 3 May 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • Nick Hunn, Chief Technology Officer, WiFore Consulting Ltd
  • Pam Conway, Head of Smart Strategy, British Gas
  • Dr Sarah J Darby, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

At 3.10pm

  • Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Owner, Smart Metering Implementation Plan, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB

Purpose of the session

In particular the session explores the evidence on how smart meters and time-of-use tariffs are expected to change consumer behaviour, the costs and benefits for the consumer, and the security of the smart meter system.


This inquiry extends the Committee's 'Evidence Check' work on this topic, which began with the publication of a Government statement on its evidence base and extensive discussion on a dedicated public forum.

Further Information

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