Smart Meter Technical Detail Report

The Smart MTD report is used to monitor compliance with BSC obligations over the foundation and mass roll-out phases of the smart Meter roll-out. 

It provides: market level performance at sending late and corrected MTDs for both Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification (SMETS) v1.0 and v2.0 Meters;  volumes of meter installations completed by meter type; and performance at first reconciliation run for all meter types.

Please note: this report is based on Meter Technical Details sent over the Data Transfer Network. It provides an insight into market performance, but not a complete view.

Overview: March 2018

We note that in March 2018 reporting period the total amount of Meter exchanges decreased in comparison with previous months. In the March period, the number of SMETS v1.0 Meters installed dropped further from 223k to 214k.

Smart Meter Technical Detail Report - MaRCH 2018
Click to expand the Smart Meter Technical Detail Report – March 2018

Nonetheless, SMETS v1.0 installs still constitute the majority of exchanges (dropped from 82% to the 79% of total Meter installs). With the SMETS v1.0 end-date extended to 5 October 2018 and 12 Suppliers being granted derogations until 13 January 2019, we expect to continue to observe significant numbers of installs until early 2019 where there will be a ramp down.

We continue to see an increased proportion of late MTDs following a SMETSv1.0 exchange. Main contributors to this performance have not yet been identified. We observed the highest amount of SMETSv2.0 installs since the beginning of the rollout (74 in March 2018).

The proportion of late and corrected MTDs for SMETS v2.0 exchanges has fallen but remains high (19.91% and 1.85% respectively), however the total number of exchanges is still too low to raise concerns. In the last month, we have seen a slight upturn in NHH Settlement performance at earlier runs (R1 NHH Settlement performance for the latest week was more than 44%).

Guidance note

The document provides guidance on each section within the smart Meter Technical Detail (MTD) report. This report will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) on a monthly basis in its pubic session whilst the Settlement Risk associated with smart MTDs is considered significant.

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