Return to all articles

Co-operative Energy backs smart meter fair deal pledge

Posted on 11 July 2011

Co-operative Energy has given its backing to the Which? smart meter promise. Which?, the consumer watchdog, is launching a campaign to ensure that smart meters - which will allow energy companies to read meters remotely and give consumers more useful information on how much energy they are consuming - are safe, sold correctly and cost-effective for customers. It has called on energy providers to sign up to the charter of best practice to ensure that customers get a fair deal from the new smart meters roll-out and that energy companies do not use the installation as an opportunity to sell other products and services. The drive has the full support of Co-operative Energy. Co-operative Energy’s Nigel Mason said: “We are pleased to sign up to the Which? smart meter promise. We think it is important that consumers have complete confidence in the smart meter roll-out programme, which will bring big benefits to consumers and to the UK’s lower carbon economy. “We think cross-selling other services as part of the smart meter installation is inappropriate and could damage the integrity of this important national initiative.”

Latest News/Related Articles

The future of small-scale renewable generation in Britain

1 February 2019

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme, designed to encourage take-up of small-scale renewable poer geneeration such as solar panels, is due to change.

Read More

Challenging times in the energy market

30 January 2019

It’s hard to have missed the number of stories in the media recently about smaller energy firms going bust. One of the reasons why these firms have struggled recently is due to the sharp increases that we have seen in the costs of gas and electricity in the past year.

Read More

100% Green

30 January 2019

All our tariffs now include 100% renewable electricity as standard!

Read More