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About SMICoP

The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) specifies the minimum standards for Code Members to follow in relation to the Customer facing aspects of the installation of Smart Metering Systems.

The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) has been developed to deliver the Licence requirement for Suppliers to follow an approved installation code of practice when installing the first smart meter for domestic and micro-business customers. The specific Licence conditions are:

 

  • Domestic: Condition 41 of the Standard Electricity Supply Licence and Condition 35 of the Standard Gas Supply Licence.
  • Micro Business: Condition 42 of the Standard Electricity Supply Licence and Condition 36 of the Standard Gas Supply Licence.

 

The main objectives of the SMICoP are to make sure that the customer receives a high standard of service throughout the installation process, and knows how to use, and benefit from, the smart metering equipment to improve the energy efficiency of their home.

The code sets out the minimum standards to be followed by Suppliers throughout the installation process. The purpose being to support delivery of the behavioural obligations required to meet specific Smart Metering Implementation Programme (BEIS) policies.  These programme policies include offering an In Home Display (IHD), Energy Efficiency Guidance and to provide the opportunity for the Customer to have a demonstration of the Smart Metering System installed (Meters and IHD – if taken).