Evidence Hearing 3rd May : Smart Meters

House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee – Smart Meters

Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 2.15 pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Science and Technology Committee holds a one-off evidence session on Smart meters. Watch it online at Parliament TV.


At 2.15 pm

·         Nick Hunn, Chief Technology Officer, WiFore Consulting Ltd

·         Pam Conway, Head of Smart Strategy, British Gas

·         Dr Sarah J Darby, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

At 3.10 pm

·         Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change

·         Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Owner, Smart Metering Implementation Plan, Department of Energy and Climate Change

·         Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB

The Committee will take evidence from academics and technical experts on smart metering of electricity and gas, and will question Lord Bourne on the evidence base behind the Government’s policy in this area.

In particular the session will explore the evidence on how smart meters and time of use tariffs are expected to change consumer behaviour, the costs and benefits for the consumer, and the security of the smart meter system.

This inquiry extends the Committee’s ‘Evidence Check’ work on this topic, which began with the publication of a Government statement ( PDF 197 KB) on its evidence base and extensive discussion on a dedicated public forum

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