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Demand for smart meter training is heating up as firms race to meet the new smart metering equipment technical specification 2 (SMETS 2), that comes into force this month.

The government has called on energy companies to replace all old-style gas and electricity meters with smart meters.

But the roll out to 36 million households and small firms has been hit by delays, largely due to a shortage of skilled installers, and now DTL says the new SMETS2 standard has taken the demand for training to a new level.

Gavin Davies, energy training manager at DTL, said: “We recognised early on that smart meters would require a massive training programme across the industry, and there is no question that the introduction of SMETS2 will increase demand significantly. We have put in place a number of specialist, NSAP and EUSR approved courses to help utility companies and contractors by training people to be technically competent and giving them the customer care skills they need when working in people’s homes.”



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