In Great Britain, a warning over a ‘ghastly mess’ in £11bn plan for smart meters — a disaster in the making

From the Times
January 4, 2016
by Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor

An £11 billion project to install more than 50 million smart electricity and gas meters in homes is a “ghastly mess” that will not work, according to a leading figure in the energy sector.

Alex Henney has written to Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, warning that the rollout, due to start this year, is a disaster in the making.

Mr Henney, who advised a previous Conservative government on the privatisation of the electricity market and is a former director of London Electricity, said that at best the scheme would be regarded as a waste of money.

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