May 2009. DECC (sec of State Ed Miliband) announces that it is proceeding with an ambitious smart meter roll out programme. Roll out will start in 2013 and will be complete by the end of 2020.
September 2009 Opposition claims roll out is ‘far too unambitious’. Suggests Roll out could be accelerated to 2017-18.
May 2010. Coalition Government formed. ‘We will roll out smart meters ‘in coalition document.
September 2010 Business Green: ‘minister mulling ambitious new target for smart meter roll out’: – 2018 is the likely date.
May 2011 DECC: New roll out plan announced. Roll out will be completed by the end of 2019.
May 2013.DECC announcement: Smart meter roll out delayed – Programme will now be complete by the end of 2020.