Big fan of Pure Planet though I am, it doesn’t look very likely that the firm is going to make that deadline if to date, only 400 homes have been offered meters in a pilot in the North of England which didn’t go terribly well. Surely they will need one heck of an infrastructure of smart meter installers to deliver the kind of volumes they’ll need to be shifting over the next 18 months?
With 100,000 customers, I make it that Pure Planet needs to install Smart meters in over 1,200 homes A WEEK over the next 18 months to make that obligation. With an average of 2 hours per install, let’s say one engineer can do four installs per day, five days a week - so you’d need a labour force of 60 trained installers working eight hours every day, without lunch breaks, leave or sickness to deliver that. Seems ambitious.
Best answer by MrSmart
The key thing is "all reasonable endeavours" if there are problems in the north then it's not reasonable. Ofgem can't fine all suppliers if they're all in the same boat..