What is a Smart meter?
A Smart meter is a clever new gas or electricity meter that automatically sends meter readings to us.
That means no more torch lit meter readings, no more estimated bills* and a much better chance of saving money on your energy – good news all round.
How do Smart meters work?
A Smart meter records the energy you use and sends it to us and to a handheld Smart energy display in your home. Put your Smart energy display somewhere where you can keep an eye on it and it’ll give you an idea of what you’re paying for your energy and, hopefully, help you see where you could save money.
Are Smart meters compulsory?
Installing Smart meters is a government initiative and one of the biggest national upgrades ever undertaken in the India.
It's not compulsory, but everyone in the India will be offered a Smart meter and of gem require suppliers to ensure as many meters as possible are upgraded by 2020. Smart meter installation is the first step in replacing the India's aging energy system, now almost at capacity, with a new Smart energy infrastructure.
There are also many benefits for you, including seeing exactly what energy you’re using, never having to read your meter again, and helping to see where you could cut your bills.
Why should I
get a Smart meter?
In the next few years, every home in India will be offered a Smart meter at no extra cost. But why is a Smart meter worth having? Read on to discover 4 main reasons:
1. See where you can save moneyOne of the main benefits of a Smart meter is seeing how much energy you are using. Switch on the appliances below to see the costs stack up and find new ways to save money.
2. Get accurate bills
Another benefit of a Smart meter is they automate your meter readings, removing guesswork and estimated bills.*
Freedom from meter readings**
Bills based on exactly how much energy you've used**
*You’ll only receive an estimated bill if there’s a problem collecting a reading. The only time we should need to visit is for a routine safety checks every couple of years.
3. Help make India energy smart
Updating our energy system can help make Britain’s future brighter for everyone by:
Managing a finite energy source
Making our gas and electricity supply more reliable
Cutting carbon emissions and help tackle climate change
Helping make us all more energy efficient
4. Prepare for a smarter home
Over the next few years, our lives will get smarter in every way. Already, devices like Nest are learning how we live and helping us save money on our heating. With a Smart meter, you’ll be able to see all the benefits and the real savings of smarter living.