How smart meters can help to reduce your carbon footprint
We all want to live in a beautiful world. A world with clean air and clean energy. But what's all that got to do with smart meters?
How can smart meters help?
Smart meters are handy monitoring devices that provide you with information you can use to reduce your energy use around the home.
However, smart meters are also essential building blocks in the creation of smart energy grids which will help enable us to transition to a lower carbon future.
The smart meter rollout in Great Britain is part of international efforts to use smart meters to tackle climate change and smart meters are an essential part of climate change policies of the UK government, the EU and governments all over the world.
How smart meters help enable a smart grid and a low carbon future
The data that smart meters are able to generate allows our energy network to understand how much energy is being used, when and where across Great Britain.
This allows us to better plan and shift usage away from traditional peak times, which are currently reliant on fossil fuel generated energy, and make more use of renewables.
Just by having a smart meter installed you will already enable us to reduce our carbon emissions as a nation, even without making changes at home to use less energy, something your smart meter can also help you do.
A new energy gridWe all want an energy grid that is geared to the future not the past. And to make big changes, sometimes we have to start small. Smart meters can't solve climate change on their own, but with the smarter, more efficient energy system they help to create, they are a start.
Get a smart meter
Contact your energy supplier to request a smart meter.