Wednesday, 24 January 2018

UK smart meter project is disaster waiting to happen – IoD

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 30 March 15

Institute of Directors calls for government scheme to be halted, altered or scrapped altogether.

The U.K.'s £11 billion smart metering project is an IT disaster waiting to happen, according to a damning report by the Institute of Directors (IoD). The long-standing lobby group late last week called for the scheme to be halted, altered or scrapped altogether on grounds that it will not lead to reduced energy consumption, is too expensive, and has the potential to saddle consumers with outmoded technology that is vulnerable to cyberattack. &quot…

The U.K.'s £11 billion smart metering project is an IT disaster waiting to happen, according to a damning report by the Institute of Directors (IoD). The long-standing lobby group late last week called for the scheme to be halted, altered or scrapped altogether on grounds that it will not lead to reduced energy consumption, is too expensive, and has the potential to saddle consumers with outmoded technology that is vulnerable to cyberattack. &quot…

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