The national rollout of smart meters is digitising the way we buy and use gas and electricity.
After learning more about the benefits of smart meters at a Parliamentary event with Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout locally, Antoinette Sandbach MP is urging her constituents to find out about the benefits of smart meters.
With more than 3.5 million smart meters already installed across Great Britain, Ms Sandbach is looking forward to seeing this new technology upgrade more and more homes across Eddisbury. Those who have upgraded are already feeling the benefits.
More than eight in ten people with a smart meter would recommend the technology to a friend, neighbour or relative, and nearly four in five (79 per cent) are confident that their bills are accurate, whereas only 59 per cent of those without feel the same (September 2015 Smart energy outlook).
Smart meters will bring everyone in Eddisbury 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 an end, and the inconvenient prepayment system will be completely revolutionised for Eddisbury constituents currently using these meters.
After hearing more about the technology from Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout locally, Antoinette Sandbach MP 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.
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