Smart Meters

Smart Energy GB

 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 on the Isle of Wight.

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.

To find out more please visit the Smart Energy GB website. smartenergyGB.org

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