Sep 17, 2019

Smart meters: What is going on?

Smart Meter GB Smart meters are promoted as technology to make householders' lives easier and cheaper, as well as a gateway to a connected British energy network. Ultimately, most homes in the country will eventually use smart meters. The big selling point for smart meters is that it means an end to estimated meter readings, or residents having to read the meter themselves. The first generation of smart meters do not necessarily continue working if a customer switches supplier. The latest government announcement has added a target that gives suppliers until the end of 2024 to install smart meters in at least 85% of their customers' homes - in effect an extension to the smart meter roll-out.

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