5 WAYS SMART METERS WILL BENEFIT BRITAIN
Getting a smart meter is a small step for individual households, but it will add up to big things for Great Britain.
Smart meters will bring Britain’s energy system into the 21st Century. They will form an integral part of the creation of a smart grid which will mean that our energy networks are run in a completely new way.
They will help the nation to conserve energy which benefits the environment. When everyone is using a smart meter and keeping an eye on the energy they use, the collective CO2 savings would be like planting more than 10 million trees a year until 2030 or taking a total of 600,000 cars off the road by 2030.
Our energy supply will be greener because the smart grid will be able to supply more reliable, efficient and low-carbon energy to households and help us all to manage our valuable resources more efficiently.
Smart meters, in partnership with the smart grid, will facilitate new technology-driven alternatives. They will be particularly vital as the transition towards ultra-low emissions electric vehicles gathers speed. Although there are plans for hundreds of thousands more public charging points, much of the time vehicles will be charged up at home.
SAVE THE NATION ENERGY
They will help to save the nation energy. If the whole nation got a smart meter we could save the same amount of energy as it takes to power every household in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Manchester for a year.