Hang on – what’s a smart meter?
Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. They’re currently being installed in homes at no extra cost, to replace traditional meters.
- measure how much gas and electricity is being used and show how much it’s costing on a handy in-home display (IHD)
- enable accurate, not estimated bills – so you know exactly how much your bill should be, and how much to budget
- send your gas and electricity readings directly and securely to the energy supplier so you don’t have to
The in-home display (IHD) which you’ll receive with your smart meter shows you, in near-real time, the amount of energy you use in pounds and pence, allowing you to keep an even closer eye on your energy spending habits.
It’s easy to get one – the bill payer can just contact their energy supplier and ask for a smart meter.