A smart meter is a new type of electricity meter that digitally records energy consumption in real time. Your energy supplier receives accurate meter readings automatically, saving you hassle and ensuring accurate billing. A portable in home display shows the amount of energy you’re using and what it’s costing. Smart meters are not compulsory but all homes in Great Britain will be offered one, free of charge, by 2020.
Your in home display makes it really easy to understand your energy usage. Traffic lights show you at a glance how much electricity you’re using in real time. If the lights are red, you’re using a lot – if they’re green your use is low – it really is that straightforward.
We’ll receive your meter readings automatically, so no more fumbling around in the meter cupboard with a torch. With regular reads we can give you accurate bills instead of estimated ones and you’ll only pay for what you use – just like your phone bill.
Your smart meter display shows exactly how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence. This should help you take steps to use energy more efficiently. Even by switching off the lights in one room, you’ll see your usage on your display go down. Over time, you could be able to make some big energy savings.