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Wave goodbye to estimated billing. The smart meter shows a digital meter reading and uses a secure smart data network (managed by the DCC) to automatically and wirelessly send the readings to your energy supplier at least once a month, so you receive accurate, not estimated bills.

Your energy supplier may also offer you an in-home display screen that shows you exactly how much energy you're using in pounds and pence, in near-real time. Ask your supplier to see if this is available for your business.

Find out more about how smart meters could help you take control of your energy bills.

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A Smarter Approach to Energy

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters.

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Small Businesses Are Smarter

Small businesses may be eligible for a smart meter – ask your energy supplier or broker to find out what’s on offer for you.

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Making Bills Simpler

Smart meters send automated bills direct to your energy supplier, saving your business time for other tasks.

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Goodbye to Estimated Billing

Smart meters mean accurate, not estimated, bills – meaning you only pay for the energy you use.

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Do Your Bit For The Environment

From the moment your smart meter is installed, you are helping create a smart energy system which could ultimately help reduce our carbon emissions as a nation.

HOW WILL A SMART METER HELP MY BUSINESS?

Smart meters are helping small businesses around the country save time and money by taking control of their energy use. Smart meters send your energy readings directly to your supplier, meaning accurate bills and an end to time spent submitting manual meter readings.

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to make sure the small things run smoothly to keep your business going. Smart meters help you focus on the big things by sending accurate energy readings direct to your supplier, freeing up your time to focus on your business instead.

WHICH BUSINESSES CAN GET A SMART METER?

Small businesses may be eligible for a smart meter - You'll need to talk to your energy supplier to find out if you're eligible. Find out more about how you can get a smart meter installed for your business now.

HOW CAN I GET A SMART METER?

You'll need to talk to your energy supplier about your eligibility. Find out more about the installation process, and how to start the application, now.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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1. Can I get a smart meter if my business is based at home?

Yes. Every home across Great Britain will be offered a smart meter from their energy supplier by the end of 2025, you will be eligible for a smart meter if your business is run from domestic premises.

If you have a separate meter for your small business in your home, you may also be able to upgrade that to a smart meter.

Contact your energy supplier to find out more.

2. Can I get a smart meter is my small business is in a rented premise?

If you rent your business space and pay your own energy bills, then you can ask your supplier to install a smart meter. If your landlord pays the bills, then you should ask your landlord if they plan to get one for your building.

Find out more about smart meters for rental properties.

  3. Will my business be charged to get a smart meter?

Many small businesses can get a smart meter at no extra cost, depending on your business's energy supplier and tariff. Contact your supplier to find out what is available for your small business.

  4. How long does installation take?

Installations normally take about two hours (one hour for the gas meter, and one hour for the electricity meter) and are arranged in advance so that you can make any necessary arrangements beforehand to ensure minimal disruption to your normal business operations.

  • Request a smart meter - find everything you need to know about how to request a smart meter for your small business with our step-by-step guide.