Attainment of smart meters by micro-businesses* in Great Britain in 2013
Micro-businesses in Great Britain attainment of smart meters 2013
This statistic shows the means by which micro-businesses in Great Britain reported having obtained a smart meter in 2013. 81 percent of respondents stated that they were required to update their existing meter to a smart meter following a call from an installer.
Attainment of smart meters by micro-businesses* in Great Britain in 2013
Percentage of respondents
Never requested one but an installer called and they had to upgrade81%
Supplier encouraged take up of smart meters so decided to get one5%
Changed to a supplier that offered a smart meter as part of the new contract4%
Can't recall/don't know4%
Moved in to premises that already had a smart meter3%
Found out about smart meters and requested one from supplier without them promoting3%
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Source

Release date

October 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)

Survey time period

February 2013 to April 2013

Number of respondents

1,053 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Ofgem criteria state that one or more of the following criteria must apply for a business to be categorised as a micro-business:
- must consume gas or electricity at anything other than a domestic premises; or
- the business must have fewer than 10 full time employees (or equivalent) and an annual turnover of €2 million or less; or
- an annual consumption of electricity of not more than 55,000 kWh; or
- an annual consumption of gas of not more than 200,000 kWh.

Micro-businesses in Great Britain attainment of smart meters 2013
This statistic shows the means by which micro-businesses in Great Britain reported having obtained a smart meter in 2013. 81 percent of respondents stated that they were required to update their existing meter to a smart meter following a call from an installer.
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