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More than 250,000 second generation smart meters have now been installed
Responding to Ofgem's proposals for a smarter, fairer and cleaner energy system, Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB said: "The rollout of smart meters to every home in Great Britain is key to enabling a fully smart, clean and greener energy grid for the nation. We welcome the announcement from Ofgem today that could lead to savings for consumers and also greatly incentivise more time of use tariffs for those consumers who wish to use them. Without a truly smart grid we won't be able to meet our climate change targets nor will generators, energy suppliers and networks be able to balance future supply with the anticipated increase in demand as we see more electric vehicles plugged into the network."
New research shows how smart meter owners are using the devices to save energy
BEIS have published the quarterly statistics today detailing the number of smart meter installations
Responding to the National Audit Office report on smart meters, published on Friday 23rd November 2018 Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB, said: “Britain’s smart meter rollout is a hugely complex and challenging infrastructure upgrade, but we must not lose sight of the bigger picture which is that we urgently need a modern, connected energy system with smart meters at its heart.
Experts gather in Inverness to discuss the potential of new technologies to transform health, care and community services in the Highlands and Islands
Responding to Ofgem's announcement of a consultation on prepayment self-disconnection and self-rationing, Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB, said: “It’s shocking that in the 21st century hundreds of thousands of prepayment customers, often with children, are ‘self-disconnecting’ due to financial worries or an inability to access top up points when their credit runs down.
Responding to the Mail on Sunday story on smart meter compatibility with solar panels, Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB, said: “Smart meters have been specifically designed to work with solar panels. Your in-home display will show how much energy you are buying from your supplier. In the future, your in-home display may also be able to reflect the energy you’re generating yourself.
Responding to the Daily Mail story on smart meter tariffs, Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB, said: “Everyone can get a smart meter from their energy supplier, but it’s a win-win situation if you can get a better deal at the same time.
Smart meters enable you to track your energy spend in near real time, and will send automatic readings to your supplier so you won’t receive a shock bill. So you can easily avoid being in arrears with your energy supplier.