Smart Meters Northamptonshire ACRE

Smart Meters - Northamptonshire ACRE

Northamptonshire ACRE and their partners in the ACRE Network are working with Smart Energy GB to raise awareness about the benefits of smart meters.

Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?

A smart meter will enable you to see exactly how much energy you’re using, as you use it, and what it is costing in pounds and pence. Once you have a smart meter, you’ll only get accurate bills from your energy supplier, just as you do with your phone bill. This means the end of estimated bills. No more strangers coming into your home for meter readings. No more having to read the meter or trying to work out your bill.

Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes; they take regular meter readings and share these wirelessly, through a secure network, with your energy supplier. You don’t need Wi-Fi in your home for it to work and it won’t use your Wi-Fi if you have it, and even rural locations will be covered by the network which covers 99.25 per cent of Great Britain.

Everyone in Britain will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier by 2020 as part of a national upgrade to our energy system. In the future, smart meters will make switching between suppliers, or between credit and prepay, quicker and easier. If you are a prepay customer, you will also be able to top up online or via mobile phone.

If you would like any further details feel free to contact here us on 01604 765888.

Dawn Howard
Wellbeing Fieldworker Rural Wellbeing Service
01604 825883 Tues – Thurs 9.30am to 5 pm