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A smart energy system

Just by having a smart meter installed, you will help us to reduce our carbon emissions as a nation, even without making changes to how you use energy at home.

This is because the near real time data smart meters provide will help the energy system better manage the supply and demand of energy, to reduce waste. And also shift energy usage away from traditional peak times – which are currently reliant on fossil fuel energy – and make more use of renewables.

Find out more by clicking the link below.

The smart energy revolution

Saving energy at home with a smart meter

Smart meters come with a handy in-home display (IHD) that shows how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence – and whether your usage is high, medium or low.

With a better understanding of your usage, it’s easier to see where you can make small changes to reduce your energy consumption and lower your energy emissions. This leads to lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint – a double win.

Based on the average savings, if everyone got a smart meter we could save enough energy to power every household in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Manchester for a year.

But don’t just take our word for it. The video below shows how My-Yen has used her smart meter and IHD to bring down her energy use, and why she thinks this is important.

How smart meters will enable low carbon technology in the future

Smart meters also have the potential to unlock the development of exciting new technology that will make our homes more energy efficient in the future, which will also help reduce our carbon footprint. 



Meet one of Britain's energy game changers, Rick, who is using his smart meter to help reduce his carbon footprint.

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