The government published a 120-page management consultancy report – under ‘cover’ of the US presidential election – cataloguing delays, cost-overruns and reduced estimates of benefits for households of the £11 billion Smart Meter scheme.
Notwithstanding these concerns about its ability to fit a free digital and interactive energy meter in 30 million homes across the UK over the next four years, a team of quick-fit fitters has formed a choir to – literally – sing the praises of the demand-side programme.
Led by Welsh conductor Tim Rhys Evans, the chief smart-meter man has also recruited a bunch of engineer volunteers from ‘energy suppliers across England and Wales, including British Gas, E.ON and SSE’ …
Last time we looked, Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) was based in Perth, near Scotland.
If the Not-So-Smart-Meter-reader-in-chief can’t tell which country one of his major delivery providers is based in, it doesn’t instill confidence in his ability to correctly locate all UK residential address…
Choir-master Evans said: “The prospect of building ‘Energise’, the Smart Meter Choir of ‘non singers’, and taking them on their journey, from recruitment to recording an original song is really exciting.
“Rehearsals are going well so far; we can’t wait to get into the recording studio!” (if we can find it in the first place), he didn’t add.