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Diffusion of smart meters

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January 2019 to December 2019

Project team

Benjamin K. Sovacool

Frank Geels

This project is investigating the drivers and obstacles for rolling out smart meters.

Accelerated diffusion of smart meters

The UK has an ambitious target to fit all households with smart meters by 2020 with the aims of reducing energy demand and enabling flexibility. This project is investigating the drivers and obstacles to smart meter roll out. It will comparing the UK rollout to that in other countries through a comparative case study with Germany and a meta-analysis of across at least ten countries of smart meter diffusion.

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