Smart meters measure your exact gas and electricity usage and send the information electronically to your supplier. You can also have a smart pre-payment meter. Smart meters help to make better sense of the energy you use so you can lower your consumption and your bills. Some ways in which smart meters can help you include:
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1) Smart meters replace your traditional gas and electrical meters
2) You will receive an in-home display that shows you how much gas and electricity you’re using and how much it’s costing you.
Both parts work together to give you accurate information about your energy use in near real time. Your smart meter will automatically send meter readings with your supplier, making sure your bills are accurate.
On an in-home display you’ll be able to read:
If you have a pre-payment smart meter, you will also be able to see:
You have the option to have your meter readings sent to your supplier monthly, daily or even half-hourly.
Your personal data is safe when you have a smart meter – the only information sent to your energy supplier is your meter reading. Your broadband is not used to send this information – the smart meter uses a bespoke and secure wireless connection. You have the right to decide how often reads are sent, as well if your supplier can use your meter readings for sales and marketing purposes.
You can request to have a smart meter installed via your energy supplier.