IT'S QUICK AND EASY TO SWITCH SUPPLIER WITH A SMART METER
You don’t have to worry about whether you can switch supplier with a smart meter; they’re not a barrier to switching! You can get a smart meter to help you take control of your energy bills, and switch supplier when you need to. What are you waiting for?
It’s easy to request your smart meter – Simply type your energy supplier into the box below and we'll connect you.
Can I switch tariff or energy supplier if I have a smart meter?
Yes. If you have a smart meter, you can switch energy supplier and tariff in exactly the same way that anyone with a traditional meter can.
In fact, with a second-generation smart meter, you should be able to switch energy supplier without any interruption to your energy readings or bill payments.
So, you can request your smart meter and begin enjoying the benefits of accurate bills. You will also be able to identify the areas where you could use less energy thanks to the handy in-home display.
What happens if I have an older smart meter?
If you have an older first-generation smart meter, they can temporarily lose some of their functionality following a switch, but this just means you may have to read the meters yourself for a little while.
This doesn’t affect your ability to switch your energy supplier – so you can go ahead and change your gas or electricity supplier. These first-generation smart meters will be remotely connected into the bespoke secure smart data network by the end of the rollout – fixing the issue without needing a visit from an installer and without any action from you. Once your smart meter is migrated it will then be able to deliver all the benefits of a smart meter, with any supplier.
Unsure what type of smart meter you have?
You may be wondering which type of smart meter you have, so you can plan your energy supplier switch. You can check if you have a smart meter in your home, and what type it is (first-generation or second-generation) using the links below – no need to contact your energy supplier:
How can you get a smart meter if you don’t already have one?
If you request a smart meter now, you can be assured that most suppliers are offering second-generation smart meters to their customers. In fact, 95% of customers requesting a smart meter are receiving a second-generation meter. When you request yours, you can contact your supplier to find out what they can offer you.
Join the millions of households who’ve made the smart choice – request your smart meter now:
Please note: Eligibility may vary.
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