SMART METERS: Gwynne looks forward to seeing more smart meters modernising homes

Andrew GwynneAndrew Gwynne MP has been hearing more about smart meters – the technology that’s modernising Great Britain’s energy infrastructure.

With almost two million already installed in homes and businesses across Great Britain, if constituents haven’t heard of them yet, they soon will, and Gwynne is looking forward to seeing more and more installations take place across Denton and Reddish.

Consumers that already have a smart meter are feeling the benefits. More than eight in ten people who’ve upgraded would recommend a smart meter to a friend, neighbour or relative, and 79 per cent are confident that their bills are accurate – only 59 per cent of those without a smart meter feel the same (September 2015 Smart energy outlook).

Smart meters will bring everyone in Denton and Reddish and the rest of Great Britain accurate bills at no additional cost. The amount of gas and electricity that’s been used will, for the first time, be shown in pounds and pence and in near real time. With this information consumers will know exactly how much the next bill will be, and can make informed choices about their energy use. Finally, the out-dated system of manual meter readings and estimation will come to and end, and the inconvenient prepayment system will be completely revolutionised for the 5,800 constituents currently using these meters.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“Smart meters will give us much more control of what we spend on gas and electricity, and finally put an end to estimated bills. By 2020 absolutely everyone in Great Britain will have been offered a smart meter by their energy supplier at no additional cost, and I’m looking forward to the benefits being realised in Denton and Reddish.”

Over the next few years every home in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter. To find out when you can upgrade, contact your energy supplier or visit www.smartenergygb.org/get-yours to find out more.

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