Britons have not taken up smart meters at the rate that had been hoped for, it has been claimed.
Jeff Reinke, editorial director at the Advantage Business Media Manufacturing Group, said that although the technology is well-known, it has not been implemented on a large scale.
The industry expert noted that there have been a number of reasons for this.
"Some of it has to do with the fact that the utilities haven't provided that type of technology, so it isn't an option for a lot of areas as utilities are regionally focused," he explained.
"Not all of them can do that ... So if they implement technology that basically allows people to buy less of their product, that's not always something that is going to be championed by the seller, which in this case is the utilities."
The government has a target of replacing all meters in UK homes with smart meters by the end of the decade.
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