What is a smart meter? How do I switch to one?

Smart Meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters being rolled out across Great Britain. They will have a number of benefits, the most useful of which is that they will show you the amount of energy you use in near real time and how much you are spending in pounds and pence. It will also bring an end to estimated bills.

Every energy supplier will be providing smart meters at no extra cost to their customers between now and 2020. How soon you can get one depends on your supplier’s plans. In the Eastern Region E.on and British Gas are installing them now.

Smart meters will provide you with the information you need to work out whether you are getting the best energy deal, or if you should switch to a different tariff or supplier.

Once the national infrastructure is complete, smart meters will operate between all suppliers which will make it quicker and easier to switch.

How do I switch to a Smart Meter?

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s their task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get gas and electricity under control.

Smart meters are paving the way for a smarter, greener and more energy efficient future. Visit the Smart Energy GB website for further information and advice: www.smartenergygb.org

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