Smart Meter National Rollout
Smart meters measure the gas and electricity you are using and display this in near real time on a handy portable screen in your home. They also send automatic meter readings to your energy supplier.
Smart meters will be fitted in 26 million homes by 2020 as part of a national rollout. It’s the biggest improvement to our energy system in decades.
Why do we need Smart Meters?
There are a number of benefits for you.
Smart meters mean the end of estimated bills. No more having to read the meter or trying to work out your bill.
Imagine buying your weekly shop at the supermarket and instead of paying the correct total you’re given an estimate at the checkout which is more or less than what it should actually be. That’s just not right is it? Then why should you still live with the uncertainty of paying estimated bills?
Smart meters make it easier for you to identify the situations where you are using a lot of energy and might want to make changes to reduce it.
If you use the information shown on your smart meter display to help reduce your energy use, you should be able to cut your energy costs.