CER Press Release – 15th November 2011
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has today published a paper proposing to roll-out electricity and gas Smart Meters to all homes and many businesses across Ireland in the coming years. These Smart Meters will provide significant benefits to energy customers and to the country generally.
It is proposed to proceed with a national roll-out of Smart Meters following the completion of electricity and gas Smart Meter pilot trials earlier this year. These trials showed that a national rollout of Smart Meters could lead to a 2.9% reduction in overall gas consumption, a 2.5% reduction in overall electricity consumption and an 8.8% reduction in peak-time electricity consumption.
The Full press release and detailed paper can be viewed here.
The full range of electricity and gas smart metering reports can be viewed here.
Insight Statistical Consulting were statistical consultants to the Smart Metering Project. This involved developing the statistical methodology for comparing interventions, managing the individual meter level data streams, providing group level aggregate summaries of consumption data and contributing to drafting the findings report.