What is a smart meter?
Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters, offering increased accuracy, transparency and efficiency.
Like traditional meters, they measure how much gas and electricity you’re using in your home. What makes smart meters unique is the fact that they automatically send these readings to your energy supplier. This means you’ll always receive the most accurate bills, rather than ones based on estimates.
Smart meters also come with a simple in-home display to show you exactly how much energy you’re using, as well as how much it’s costing you. This makes it easier than ever before to keep track of your energy usage and spot opportunities to cut back, reducing your carbon footprint and saving yourself money.
Smart meters are currently being rolled out across the country, and should be in every home in the UK by 2020.