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Smart meters make Britain’s energy greener. By helping you keep track of the energy you’re using via a near-real-time ‘traffic light’ system on a handheld device, you’ll be able to see for the first time how much you are spending on energy in pounds and pence and bring an end to estimated bills.

Everyone in Britain will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier as part of a national upgrade to our energy system, at no additional cost. The sooner you get yours, the sooner you can bring down your bills and your carbon footprint.

With your smart meter, you'll also get an easy-to-understand portable display that shows you exactly what you’re using on both gas and electricity in near real time. Some will also show you how much carbon you’re using as well as how much money you’re spending. This will make it easier to see where you’re using a lot of energy, perhaps without even realising it. Eight in ten people with smart meters are already taking steps to use less energy.

Smart meters also pave the way for a more energy efficient future. They are essential for a smart energy grid which can integrate renewable energy into the mix, as well as enabling cheaper tariffs at off-peak times. This means we will pay less to mow the lawn or run the washing machine when electricity is not in high demand. It will also mean less pressure on the grid at busier times when we’re all making dinner, or putting on the kettle whilst the adverts are on TV – and a lower carbon footprint for the whole country.

Contact your energy supplier today to request your smart meter or find out more at smartenergyGB.org