Smart meters are changing how people understand the way they use their gas and electricity.
The government wants every home to have a smart meter by 2020. Whether you currently have a prepayment meter or pay for your energy monthly by direct debit, your energy provider will offer you a smart meter.
A smart meter connects to the internet, so it can ‘talk’ to your energy provider, which means you’ll never have to submit a meter reading again.
You will not get estimated bills, as your provider will always know exactly how much energy you’re using. Once you have a smart meter, you will only pay for what you actually use. The meter can also help you to keep an eye on your usage, see where you could save money and use that information to reduce your energy bills.
The government believes this information could help you to cut around £26 a year off your energy bills by 2020, and by as much as £43 a year by 2030.
Ofgem has also brought in rules concerning information security and data protection, ensuring that all energy providers keep the information from your smart meters secure.
Your supplier will install a smart meter in your home completely free and you do not need permission from Newport City Homes for their installation.
If you have any further questions, fill in an online form.