How can I get a smart meter?
Every household in Britain can get a smart meter as part of the national rollout, even if you rent or are on prepay.
Your energy supplier is responsible for installing your smart meter at no extra cost. If you’re the account holder who pays the energy bills, you are automatically entitled to one.
There are four easy steps to getting yours. Here’s what you need to know if you’re:
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.
What are the 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.
Is everyone in Great Britain getting a smart meter?
Everyone in England, Wales and Scotland is entitled to a smart meter if they want one and every energy supplier has to offer its customers a smart meter by 2020.