The government has been urged to take a closer look at its proposals to roll out smart meters across the UK, a move intended to help people get cheap energy.
Which? noted MP John Healey told a parliamentary debate of the subject the coalition needs to "get a grip" on the plans, amid concerns over the cost of the scheme.
He highlighted 'cautionary tales' from other nations that have undergone similar initiatives, such as Australia and the Netherlands, which had failed due to a lack of consumer confidence.
Which? has also urged the government to ensure it keeps a tight rein on the cost of the programme to avoid householders paying the price for the rollout.
Executive director of the consumer group Richard Lloyd said: "The government must not write a blank cheque on behalf of every energy customer, especially at a time when millions of people are struggling to pay their bills."
Recently, British Gas introduced a new smart meter design that it claims is the most advanced in the UK to help people better monitor their energy consumption.
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