More than 8,000 smart meters installed in borough
MP Ann Coffey is calling on residents to think smart about their energy use this summer, as new British Gas data reveals more than 8,000 smart meters have already been installed in homes in Stockport.
Ann is showing her support for the initiative following a smart meter demonstration by smart energy expert Jason Forrest.
Ann welcomed the news from British Gas that some residents had already had smart meters installed free of charge and encouraged other constituents to consider having them to help manage their energy.
Smart meters replace traditional meters in homes and come with a smart energy monitor, showing how much energy is being used and what it is costing, in pounds and pence, in near real-time. By seeing how much energy is being used, residents can take control and potentially make savings on bills.
Ann said: “Smart meters are helping change the way we live in our homes. They enable people to control how much gas and electricity they use, avoiding unexpected estimated bills and helping them to manage how they budget.
“For anyone seeking to reduce their energy bills, it’s well worth finding out more about smart meters.”
Jason added: “Getting smart meters installed means you can see how much gas and electricity you’re using so you can stop using energy you don’t need to.
“Small changes, like not leaving appliances on standby or unplugging mobiles once fully charged, can save energy.”
As part of a Government initiative, all homes in Britain are being offered smart meters by 2020.
To find out more about having smart meters installed for free in your home, visit www. britishgas.co.uk/smart.
●●MP Anne Coffey with British Gas smart energy expert Jason Forrest