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National smart meter roll-out steps up a gear in Wales

On Wednesday 26th November, the national programme to install smart meters in all 1.3 million households in Wales between now and 2020 will step up a gear, as the campaign to support the programme in Wales is launched at an event held by Ynni Clyfar GB/ Smart Energy GB, the independent organisation tasked by government with consumer engagement during the smart meter roll-out in Great Britain.

Smart meters will be installed at no additional costs to consumers, and will transform the experience of buying gas and electricity for every household in Wales. Smart meters show consumers what they are spending day-to-day in pounds and pence, and bring an end to estimated bills. Households with smart prepayment meters will no longer need to pay for energy in person at a local shop. The smart meter programme is one of the largest national infrastructure upgrades in living memory, and will involve every home in the country.

The event will bring together charities, businesses and public sector organisations, all of which have an important role to play in the success of the programme. Working in partnership will be a key aspect to turning the roll-out of smart meters into a genuine mass movement which will inspire the nation.

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Ynni Clyfar GB/Smart Energy GB, said: “The smart meter roll-out will involve everyone in Wales. To effectively engage with the entire nation, Smart Energy GB will need the support of hundreds of organisations to make sure every customer, beneficiary, constituent, resident, friend and family member is well-informed and aware of the transformation that is coming to the way we buy gas and electricity.”

The event will be at 6:30pm at Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru/ Wales Millennium Centre (Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL), Cardiff. To attend the event, or for press enquiries, please contact:

Rebecca Yates: [email protected]; +44 (0)20 3751 0742