Around 26 million homes will be fitted with smart meters by 2020. If you want to know when you might get yours, please contact your energy provider.
Every smart meter comes with an in-home display which enables you to keep track of the energy you use, your carbon emission and the cost. In the first year of having energy usage displayed, households typically save 5-10% of their bills simply by adjusting their habits.
If you have micro generation equipment a smart meter will also show you how much power you are exporting to the grid.
Because smart meters also enable your energy supplier to monitor your reading remotely, every bill you receive is accurate and up to date.
If you cannot wait for your smart meter, using an energy monitor can help you to make many of the same savings. These are available from most energy providers and many ‘green gadget’ outlets.