ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMART METERS
Do I have to have a smart meter?
No. And you don’t have to give a reason to refuse one.
Do I have to pay for this?
Not directly as the cost is built into tariffs. Future savings should make it worthwhile.
How will I know how much I am using?
You can have a free “repeater” or “in-home display” to carry from room to room.
What if I want one now?
Contact your energy supplier. But ensure that it is a second generation device otherwise it could stop working if you change company.
Are smart meters safe?
They emit fewer radio waves, which some consider dangerous, than mobile phones or microwaves. And installers are trained to check for dangerous home wiring or gas defects.
How will I save when I am already careful?
It is hoped that competition will force suppliers to pass on savings. Later on, cheaper off-peak power may be easier to access.