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Smart meter IT system delayed

Smart meter IT system delayed


The government has confirmed that the smart meter Data and Communications Company (DCC) will not go live today, as had been planned. The DCC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capita, had initially expected to become operational in 2015, but has subsequently faced a succession of delays. A spokesperson for BEIS said: “The new infrastructure is planned to go live at the end of September, it is currently being tested to deliver a long-lasting, world class system to bill payers.” However, a source at one of the Big Six told the BBC: “It's yet another delay in what's been a drawn out and badly managed project that we are rapidly losing confidence in.”