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

29th September 2016

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published statistics for smart meter installations from April to June 2016.

Responding to BEIS’s latest quarterly report on smart meter installations, Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications at Smart Energy GB, said:

“More than four million smart meters have now been installed across Great Britain, transforming the experience of buying and using gas and electricity for the millions of people who've upgraded. The number of meters installed has more than doubled in the past year.

 “Our most recent Smart energy outlook report shows that 84 per cent of people with a smart meter have a better idea of their energy costs. And people with smart meters are already using this information to help them make positive changes, with 80 per cent taking at least one step to reduce their energy use at home. Eight in ten people with a smart meter would recommend them to others.”

-ENDS-

Notes to editors

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 has already begun and will reach all households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. 

About smart meters and the rollout

Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They will provide consumers with accurate bills, near real time information on energy usage in pounds and pence, and greater control over their gas and electricity. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Between now and 2020, everyone across England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier at no extra cost. More than four million smart meters have already been installed across Great Britain. To find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier, pick up a leaflet from your local Post Office branch or visit this page.

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:

Lucy Maggs: [email protected]; 0203 019 1054 / 07747 690 432

Naomi Adams: [email protected]; 0203 019 1056