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Trained electricians could drive Smart Meter scheme

November 9, 2010 featured image

If you work in the building services industry then you have a responsibility to drive forward energy-efficiency measures. This sentiment has been backed up by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which has said that tradespersons with electrical training could become essential to implementing the Smart Meter scheme.

Smart Meters, which show real-time information of how much energy is being used and how much that energy costs, are to be introduced into every home in Britain before 2020, as part of the drive to cut the UK’s total carbon emissions.

Energy and climate change minister Lord Hunt stated the benefits of this technology: “Smart meters will put the power in people’s hands, enabling us all to control how much energy we use, cut emissions and cut bills.”

The devices are being supplied by energy suppliers, but it may well be that workers with approved electrical qualifications will be required to fit them.

If you’re already an electrician, or looking to get into the industry, there is a potential marketplace to be tapped into. Logic4training offers a range of electrical training.

To find out more visit our electrical training page, call 0345 845 7222, or email

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