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

29th November 2018

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

 

Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB, said:

  

“Almost 12.8 million smart meters have now been installed in Britain, as we upgrade our energy network and move on from an outdated, inefficient analogue system into a modern, connected grid.

 

“Millions of people are benefiting from having a smart meter, which is giving them control over their energy spending, saving them money on their bills and helping them play their part in tackling climate change.”

 

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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 nearly 12.8 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 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.