The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) is a set of rules that energy suppliers must meet when installing smart meters in homes and small businesses. These rules help ensure that customers receive the information and support they need in order to use their smart meter.
To make sure standards are being met a sample of customers are asked about their experiences after a smart meter is installed at their home or business. Compliance with this code is monitored by the energy regulator Ofgem.
What does this report show?
The SMICoP Monitoring and Compliance Customer Survey report provides a summary of customers’ experiences when a smart meter was installed in their homes by their energy supplier.
In the report you can see how your energy supplier is doing compared to other suppliers when installing smart meters in homes.
The surveys are carried out by independent survey organisations on behalf of suppliers and will be published each quarter.
Due to suspension of some non-critical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no report published for installations carried out in April, May and June (Q2) 2020.
Towards the end of Quarter 1 2020, the number of installations reduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meter installers may have spent less time in homes to minimise the risk of transmission for customers and installers, which may affect responses to questions on energy efficiency and displaying meter functionality.
The next report to be published will be for installations that happen in July, August and September 2020 (Q3) and will be published on this website by the last working day of December 2020.
Why can’t I see my Supplier in the report?
This report shows information from instances where more than 30 customers responded from the individual supplier that installs smart meters.
If your supplier doesn’t appear in a table for a question they may have had fewer than 30 responses. A lower response rate can make it difficult to draw reliable conclusions and so these aren’t included. If a supplier doesn’t appear in a table it does not mean they scored 0% from customers for that question. A full list of suppliers who submitted survey results can be found in Figure 7 of the report.
If a supplier plans to install fewer than 5,000 smart meters in the year they do not need to carry out these customer surveys.
If an energy supplier’s results suggest poor performance, or that they might not be compliant with the rules, Ofgem will consider if any action is needed to resolve any issues.
I have questions about a Smart Meter installation
If you have a question about your own Smart Meter installation, please contact your energy supplier. You can find their contact details on a recent bill.
I have questions about this report
If you want more information about the Monitoring and Compliance Customer Survey specification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules about the Monitoring and Compliance Customer Survey Specification can be found in Section C of the SMICoP code, found here.
|April, May, June 2020 (Q2)||Report not compiled due to COVID-19|
|January, February, March 2020 (Q1)||SMICoP Domestic Monitoring and Compliance Survey Report Q1 2020|
|October, November, December 2019 (Q4)||SMICoP Domestic Monitoring and Compliance Survey Report Q4 2019|