Responding to the announcement today (7 January 2019) from the Data Communications Company (DCC) that 250,000 second generation SMETS2 smart meters have now been installed Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs at Smart Energy GB said:
"This is an important and very welcome milestone in the rollout of smart meters. We are now seeing a rapid escalation in the number of installations of second generation meters and this is great news for consumers, the economy and our environment. With each installation we lay the foundation of a smarter energy grid with a better experience for consumers while eliminating energy waste across the nation."
About Smart Energy GB
Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It's our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. Our national campaign is reaching households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website smartenergygb.org
About smart meters and the rollout
Smart meters replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They enable accurate bills, near real time information on energy use in pounds and pence, and greater control over the way we buy and use in pounds and pence, and greater control over the way we buy and use energy. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain's energy infrastructure.
There are already more than 12 million smart meters installed in homes and microbusinesses across Great Britain. Every household in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered one at no extra cost. Contact your energy supplier about getting your smart meter.
Smart Energy GB media contacts
For more information including interview requests, case studies of smart meter users, infographics, photography and video content please contact the Smart Energy GB media team:
Smart Energy GB:
Stephen Shawcross, [email protected]; 0203 019 1057