DTL publishes whitepaper exploring the UK smart meter rollout
01 March 2017
The UK government’s energy policy requires suppliers to install smart meters in the homes of all domestic customers and small businesses by the end of 2020. But with under four years to go, more than 48 million meters have yet to be installed.
This means that, in order to achieve the target, installation rates must increase from the current 200,000 to more than one million a month.
Fundamental to meeting this deadline will be the availability of qualified meter installers. The sector is already facing workforce shortfall and even existing engineers will require additional skills in areas such as dual fuel capability and customer service.
Fast, effective and accredited training programmes and initiatives are vital if suppliers are to meet their obligations and avoid penalties.
DTL has published an in-depth whitepaper that explores the challenges of the UK smart meter rollout, and the role training can play in helping to address them. It covers the following sections:
- Smart meters - the background and benefits
- Smart meter deployment across the EU
- The challenge of the UK smart meter rollout
- Competencies for smart meter installers
- Accredited, flexible training solutions from DTL
Download your free copy of the whitepaper by clicking the button below and following the simple instructions.