Partner Case Studies
From national organisations to regional charities and local community groups, our partnership's team works with partners all across Britain, to help spread the word on smart meters.
Partnership Marketing, a showcase of some of our partnership activity across 2020.
Tom, Age UK: Our criteria for people is 50 and upwards. I've actually been helping people become included within the digital world.
Hardial, Area Eco: I work for Area Eco. We are a fuel poverty organisation looking to improve people's energy bills and improve the warmth of their houses.
Louisa, Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board: Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board are a tenant managed organisation, so they're interested in not just the state of the houses that people are living in and how they can improve them, but also in terms of people's quality of life. It's local people doing it for themselves.
Tom: I've actually been working out in the field as a Strengthening Connector and I've been making people aware of smart meters. I've actually come across somebody who doesn't even know about smart meters.
Hardial: In this community, their English is not brilliant. In fact, it's quite poor. As a result, we've been using the Punjabi translated materials from the smart meter. They can comprehend it and it gets rid of all the myths and misunderstandings that they had before.
Ann, Age UK member: Tom just explained everything clearly. Yes, just the convenience of not having to be here for anyone to read the meter, be able to check it myself, know exactly what I'm using at any point any day. Obviously financial benefits, if you can monitor where your money's going, it's a brilliant idea.
Area Eco event participants: We learned a lot about smart meters. It's quite good for our environment, and you save a lot of energy about it. Today in Punjabi, how Mr Bogul explained it to us, it does help to understand it a bit more than English. Yeah, I think events like this would help people in all communities to understand a bit more about these smart meters.
Diane, Bushbury Hill Volunteer: 'Treat and Chat' is a service that we put on for our older vulnerable residents. Not only did I have a meal to give them, I was also able to say, hey, have you heard about this? Just being face to face, and the display unit was a great help.
Louisa: Radio actually wasn't something that we were originally going to do until we had the induction program with Smart Energy GB, and one of the other partners was talking about how they were using community radio. We thought this would be a great medium to get some information out there.
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We worked with 7 national partners including...
The Royal Horticultural Society, who told their members about actions they were taking to make their gardens and buildings more sustainable – including installing smart meters.
Saga talked about smart meters on their website, in their magazine and in bespoke booklets that were sent to members and on their YouTube page.
The RSPB believe that smart meters and renewable energy are one of the stepping stones to benefiting nature and they told their members this!
Together with our partners we are working towards a smarter and greener Great Britain. In 2020 we worked with 20 regional partners, and 7 national partners. Here are some of their experiences in working with us.
In Communities Programme
Home Energy Efficiency Training (HEET)
HEET is a community based not for profit organisation working in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Enfield.
Its mission is to work with the community to make the homes of local people safe and healthy with affordable fuel bills and low carbon emissions.
Tom Ruxton, Co-ordinator
"The fund has supported HEET by providing us with the capacity and resources to hold conversations with local residents about smart meters. The Fund has allowed us to organise activities, such as advice sessions at flu clinics, that have enabled us to reach older individuals within the community. Having funding from Smart Energy GB has ensured that messaging about smart meters always forms part of our conversation with residents.
This is the direct impact our partnership had on our community:"
"I'm so pleased to have a smart meter. I would never have asked for one but Alex (from HEET) suggested it would be a good idea because all the bills I showed him were estimated. My eyesight isn't very good so it's difficult for me to take readings and I don't like hassling my son."
Royal Horticultural Society
"In 2020 we partnered with Smart Energy GB in a digital capacity, to educate our members on the benefits of smart meters for the environment. Together we developed advertorials, social media posts, and digital display banners.
We all want to do our bit to be environmentally friendly and contribute to a greener world. This partnership encouraged our supporters to consider how small individual actions or changes, such as getting and using a smart meter can help Britain achieve its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050."
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