About Dean Anthony Gratton

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Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and columnist. He has authored several books and many contentious columns, dispelling the rumours, gossip and hype surrounding new technology. Dean has worked within the wireless and telecommunications R&D industry and has created prototypes and developed new products for the Internet of Things(IoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0 (IIoT); the Smart Home, Smart Cities and the Smart Metering sectors. His wireless research work has been patented.

You can contact Dean and learn more about his work via deangratton.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@grattonboy) to enjoy his risqué humour, witty shenanigans, social media and technology-related tweets.

Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on November 05, 2019

Something has happened to the smart metering rollout here in the United Kingdom and, whilst I don’t necessarily want to be the bearer of bad news, it seems things have gone a little skew-whiff.

With an aggressive eagerness to achieve their carbon budget, the British government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) created an ambitious project with a challenging timeframe for both manufacturers and utilities to develop, manufacture, deliver and install smart meters across homes and businesses by 2020. The government, along with the utility companies, felt that if consumers and businesses became more aware of their energy use they would, in turn, begin to reduce their consumption ...

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