The Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) launched a project to scope a strategy for developing smarter markets from the platform of smart metering. The Ofgem states that in connection with a smart meter rollout it will have to be considered where regulatory frameworks are integral to change and how consumer interests are to be safeguarded. The launch event was held on 28 September 2011. On 5 October 2011 the minutes of the second meeting of the Smart Grids Forum of the new Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)/Ofgem Smart Grids, which took place on 20 July 2011, were published. The members of the Forum repeated that smart meter and smart grid activities should remain closely linked.

A full project presentation is available at

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Markets/sm/strategy/Documents1/First%20Briefing%20Event%20- %20Presentation.pdf

Further information is available at

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Networks/SGF/Documents1/Minutes%20SGF%202nd%20meeting.pdf