DERBY IS LEADING THE WAY
Derby. A city leading the way to a better future. Whether it's opening England’s first ever public park (which was later the inspiration for New York’s Central Park), or being the first city with a smart meter in every home? With nearly 50% of households in Derby already having a smart meter, we’re well on our way.*
INSTALLING SMART METERS ACROSS DERBY
Energy suppliers have come together to install more smart meters across Derby in the coming weeks. Don’t miss out – book your appointment today.
Simply type your energy supplier into the box below and we'll connect you.
WHY SHOULD YOU HELP?
Smart meters will help the nation reduce energy waste, which in turn benefits the environment. 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. That means lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint – double win!
Small changes, like getting a smart meter installed, really can make a big difference. Did you know, if every home in Derby got a smart meter, the CO2 savings they could make would be equivalent to the savings made by 188,000 trees** – that’s enough to fill Darley Park more than twice over.
Helping you save money
The in-home display that comes with your smart meter could help you keep on top of your energy bills – it can show what your energy use is costing in near-real time.
Automatic meter readings
Smart meters use a secure smart data network to automatically send your meter readings to your energy supplier, saving you time to do things that you love. Perhaps a walk along the River Derwent?
No more estimated bills
Smart meters send the readings to your energy supplier at least once a month. So, you will receive accurate, not estimated bills.
Helping the environment
We all want to do our bit for the environment – and you can help. By getting a smart meter installed, you’re helping build a smart energy system which could help reduce Derby’s carbon emissions.***
Smart meters are helping us upgrade to a smart energy system. This energy system will help Derby reduce energy waste, and lower carbon emissions.
BUT DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
Doriver, from Derby, uses smart prepay to top up her meter from the comfort of her home each month, in just 60 seconds. Great work Doriver!
My name is Doriver. I live in Derby with my family. I’ve been here for about five years.
If everybody had a smart meter, it would be equivalent of taking two thousand cars off the roads.
When we first moved into this house, we had an analogue prepay meter, and it was a nightmare. I've never experienced anything like it before.
Since we had the smart meter, I just feel so much more in control of my energy use because I can see exactly what I'm spending on a day-to-day basis. I decide what we're going to use, and I know what I'm paying upfront every month.
Topping up now is so much easier than previously. Whereas I had to get dressed and physically going down to the shop, now when I get paid, I just lie in bed on my phone, top what I know I'm going to spend that month, because we've had the meter about three years so historically, I know roughly what I'm going to be spending. It takes me literally sixty seconds to top the meter up.
I am a lot more careful now about leaving things on standby, because you can see physically on my meter what kind of impact this can have.
It's nicer for me because it's kind of on my pocket, but also the less energy we use, then obviously it's much better environment so win-win.
I think it'd be lovely if Derby became more environmentally friendly and set the example. We are the city with smart meters, we are a city that's saving energy. And how much better would that be for everybody's benefit.
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**Consumer action required. Total CO2 saving (based on average CO2 household savings for the region) if every occupied household in Derby currently without a smart meter had a smart meter.
***Customer action required.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
- Time-of-use tariffs: the benefits – includes saving money on your energy bill and supporting a cleaner, greener energy system
- How to get a smart meter – three steps to help support Britain’s energy upgrade
- Smart meter reviews - most people with a smart meter in Great Britain would recommend getting one, according to our research