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SMART FUTURE

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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

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.

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SMART GRID

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.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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.

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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.