The government has set a target of every home in the UK having a smart meter by the end of 2020. It’s up to each energy provider to decide when to launch their own rollouts, but that is the deadline given by the government.
Despite this, you still have the right to refuse a smart meter if you really don’t want one. However, if you decide to refuse, you may not be able to access all available tariffs on the market in the future – which means you could miss out on a better deal.
It’s also possible to have a smart meter installed with the ‘smart’ functionality switched off. This means it will just work like a traditional meter, not sending your usage information to us. You can then get this functionality turned back on in the future if you change your mind.