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Smart Energy GB's response to the CMA's provisional decision on energy market changes

10th March 2016

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB, said: 

"Technology must be at the heart of any plan to boost competition in the energy sector. 

"The CMA has been clear throughout that smart meters are essential – giving customers the choice and flexibility they urgently need, particularly those on prepayment meters who currently pay high prices for an analogue service stuck in another era. 

"Smart meters are already revolutionising the way we buy our energy."

"Smart technology brings better understanding of energy costs, and will help everyone in Britain manage their bills and be more empowered consumers.”

-ENDS-

About Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the national campaign for Great Britain’s 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. Over two million smart meters have already been installed. Find out how you can get a 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:

Lucy Maggs, Head of Media Relations: 0203 019 1054/ 07747 690 432

[email protected]