EDF comments on missed smart meter targets in 2017
Commenting on missing its targets for installing smart meters in 2017, Jim Poole, Director of Customer Operations at EDF Energy said:
“EDF Energy is working hard to meet its smart meter programme objectives, delivering the benefits of smart meters to our customers, and we are disappointed that we were three weeks late in reaching our 2017 target. During 2017 we doubled our smart meter installation rates and employed more people to install smart meters. We recovered the shortfall quickly in 2018 and are on target for this year.
“We have worked with Ofgem to resolve this matter quickly, and have agreed to make a payment to a fund for vulnerable customers.”
For statement from Ofgem please click here: EDF Energy pays £350,000 after missing smart meter targets
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