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Smart Energy GB response to the BEIS quarterly report on smart meter installations

30th August 2018

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published statistics for smart meter installations from April to the end of June 2018.

Robert Cheesewright, Director of Policy and Communications at Smart Energy GB, said:

“It’s great news that over 12 million smart meters have now been installed, moving us on from an outdated, inefficient analogue system and delivering billions of pounds worth of savings to the economy while helping people save money on their gas and electricity bills.

“People with smart meters are already experiencing the benefits. Our research shows that more than eight in ten of people with smart meters have taken steps to reduce energy waste and the majority of people say they have a better idea of what they are spending on energy.”

-ENDS-

About Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. Our national campaign is reaching households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website smartenergyGB.org

About smart meters and the rollout

Smart meters replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They enable accurate bills, near real time information on energy use in pounds and pence, and greater control over the way we buy and use energy. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure.

There are already over 12 million smart meters installed in homes and microbusinesses across Great Britain. Every household in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered one at no additional cost. Contact your energy supplier about getting your free smart meter.

Smart Energy GB media contacts

For more information including interview requests, case studies of smart meter users, infographics, photography and video content please contact the Smart Energy GB media team:
[email protected] or call our 24/7 press line on 0203 019 1054.