How can I get a smart meter?
All smart meters are supplied and fitted by your existing gas and electricity supplier. There are four easy steps to getting yours. First, tell us if you are thinking of getting one for:
1. Ask your energy supplier or broker what's on offer
If your business has fewer than 10 employees, you may be eligible for a smart meter. If your energy bills are included in your rent for your premises, then you can ask your landlord about getting one for your building.
2. Fix a time and day
If you're eligible, your energy supplier will contact you to arrange a time when they are ready to fit your smart meter.
Your energy supplier will work with you to find a time that’s convenient for you both; some suppliers offer installations on a Saturday or in the evening to minimise disruption to your business.
4. Start taking control of your energy
After the installation process is complete, the trained installer can show you and your staff how your smart meter works and answer any questions.
What are the technical standards that smart meters have to meet?
Smart meters are covered by strict UK and EU product safety laws. These ensure that smart meters all have the same high quality and safety standards, regardless of your energy supplier.
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.