How Britain benefits
There are a number of ways Britain will benefit as smart meters are rolled out across England, Wales and Scotland.
Good for everyone
Most of us haven’t got a clue how much energy we use and a third of us don’t understand our energy bills. Smart meters are designed to give back control to consumers and rebalance the energy market.
Good for the economy
Smart meters are part of the government’s plans to bring our national energy system up to date. They have a vital part to play in helping to move Britain towards a lower carbon economy and a secure energy supply.
Will everyone in Great Britain be offered a smart meter?
Yes. Everyone in Great Britain is entitled to a smart meter if they want one and every energy supplier has to offer its customers a smart meter by 2020.
Have other countries already got smart meters?
The United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands are among the countries already benefiting from smart meters and most other EU countries are currently rolling them out.