Smart Meters

Smart Meters

Smart meters are the latest generation of gas and electricity meters and provide almost real-time information about energy use in households and businesses.

The installation of Smart Meters

The UK Government is committed to getting Smart Meters installed in homes and businesses by 2020, but some energy companies have already started installing them.

The benefits of Smart Meters

A smart meter sends an electronic meter reading to your energy supplier, meaning:

  • There will be no need to take manual meter readings.
  • Your energy supplier won't send you estimated bills.
  • It’ll be easier for you to switch energy suppliers.

You’ll also get a digital display in your home, which shows how much energy is being used in pounds and pence. This will help you keep track of how much energy you’re using and how much it’s costing.

You won’t have to pay for your smart meter or digital display up-front - the cost will be included in your energy bill.

A smart meter won’t change how you currently pay your energy bill.

Smart Meters and digital displays will put you more in control of your energy use and should help you budget better.

For more information about Smart Meters, please contact your energy supplier.