Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for
your electricity supply?
Smart meters and the rollout
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 Staffordshire.
Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes and
every home in Great Britain will be offered one 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.