Opening gambit

Sinclair, Duncan
November 2010
Utility Week;11/12/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p18
Trade Publication
The article elaborates on British Gas' eagerness to lead the rollout of smart meters (SM) ahead of the regulated process in Great Britain. The company intends to install two million meters in homes and business premises by the end of 2012. The commercial risks facing British Gas and other energy suppliers which start the rollout process ahead of the regulated process, based on the prospectus released by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, are also discussed.


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