The government has made noises about speeding up the roll out of smart-power meters for cheap energy customers.
Climate change minister Greg Barker has indicated that the devices could be installed in British homes by 2016 at the earliest, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.
"We'd like to go to 2018 or 2016 if possible," he commented, after branding the previous government's target of universal installation by 2020 as "insufficiently ambitious".
The 2020 deadline would have been the roll out of 47 million meters at 26 million locations across the UK.
Meanwhile, energy suppliers British Gas have chosen Trilliant to provide the communications equipment for their smart meter deployment.
Director of smart metering at the energy company Petter Allison commented: "Trilliant's smart metering communications product and expertise already forms an invaluable part of British Gas' smart meter ecosystem.
"We are pleased that Trilliant is able to help us further develop and improve our smart meter deployment plans," he added.
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