Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?
We are working with our partners in the ACRE Network and Smart Energy GB to raise
awareness of the smart meter rollout. We’re promoting smart meters to off mains gas
residents in Warwickshire.
Smart meters and the rollout
Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes and every
home in Great Britain will be offered on at no extra cost by 2020. Smart meters take
regular meter readings and share these wirelessly, through a secure network, with your
energy supplier. You don’t need Wi-Fi in your home for it to work and it won’t use your Wi-Fi
if you have it, and even rural locations will be covered by the network which covers 99.25
per cent of Great Britain.
What are the benefits of installing a smart meter?
A smart meter will enable you to see exactly how much energy you’re using, as you use it,
and what it is costing in pounds and pence. Once you have a smart meter, you’ll only get
accurate bills from your energy supplier, just as you do with your phone bill. No more
estimated bills. No one from an energy supplier having to come and read your meter and
there’s no extra cost to you the householder.
In the future, smart meters will make switching between suppliers, or between credit and
prepay, quicker and easier. If you are a prepay customer, you will also be able to top up
online or via mobile phone.
Smart meters can only be installed by energy suppliers in a pre-arranged appointment and
you will not be charged for installation. When you are eligible depends on many factors,
such as the age of your existing meter and the type of housing you live in. To find out
more please visit the Smart Energy GB website. smartenergyGB.org