By the end of 2019, utility companies had installed some 16.5 million smart meters across Great Britain. By comparison, the number of traditional meters more than double that amount, despite a notable decline in recent years. The majority of smart meters were deployed to residential units, where the number of smart electricity meters exceeded smart gas meters in every quarter since 2012.
Figures for non-residential rollout were significantly lower. As of 2019, less than 100,000 smart meters had been installed in shops, offices, factories, hospitals, etc. by large energy suppliers.
Of British respondents to a 2019 survey, 69 percent reported being more conscious of the amount of energy they were using since having a smart meter installed, while nearly half said they were now less worried about their bills.
Smart meter shipments are forecast to reach 44 million units in Europe by 2024, making Europe the second largest market following Asia Pacific.