The national rollout of smart meters is digitising the way we buy and use gas and electricity

Cardiff, 30th November 2016: After learning more about the benefits of smart meters at the Senedd with Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout, Nathan Gill AM is urging his constituents to find out about the benefits of smart meters.

With more than 4 million smart meters already installed across Great Britain, Nathan Gill AM is looking forward to seeing this new technology in more and more homes across North Wales. Those who have upgraded are already feeling the benefits.

Nearly eight in ten (79 per cent) of the people who already have smart meters would recommend them to others, and a similar proportion (80 per cent) are taking steps to reduce their energy use (August 2016 Smart Energy Outlook).

Smart meters will bring everyone in North Wales and the rest of Great Britain accurate bills at no additional cost. They show exactly how much gas and electricity is used 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 34,687 constituents currently using these meters.

After hearing more about the technology from Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout, Nathan Gill AM said:

“Smart meters will give us all much more control of what we spend on gas and electricity, and finally put an end to estimated bills.

I was delighted to see first-hand how smart meters will benefit my constituents. I encourage everyone to visit Smart Energy GB’s website or visit their local Post Office branch to pick up a leaflet to find out more about smart meters.”

By 2020 every home in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter at no additional cost. To find out more, contact your energy supplier, pick up a leaflet from your local Post Office branch or visit www.smartenergygb.org/get-yours.

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 has already begun and will reach all households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website www.smartenergyGB.org

About smart meters and the rollout

Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They will provide consumers with accurate bills, near real time information on energy usage in pounds and pence, and greater control over their gas and electricity. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Between now and 2020, everyone across England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier at no extra cost. More than 4 million smart meters have already been installed. To find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier, pick up a leaflet from your local Post Office branch or visit www.smartenergyGB.org/get-a-smart-meter