Smart Power, Smart Meters and Smart Batteries

This week saw the launch of a new report from the National Infrastructure Commission, entitled Smart Power, which investigates the future of our electricity supply. It’s a small step in the right direction, but we need a leap. But a better bet might be to replace smart meters with smart batteries.

Smart Meters Evidence Check

The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee appears to be considering looking at the lack of either in DECC’s smart metering program – a classic example of policy trumping evidence. This paper lists the issues and suggests actions which need to be taken to secure a credible evidence base.