Smart Meter Roll-Out
All households in England, Scotland and Wales are to be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020, but taking one is not obligatory.
A smart meter system sends meter readings directly to the supplier to give accurate bills. There will not be a separate installation charge to the consumer if a smart meter is installed, they are paid for in the same way as the current meters are (through charges made by the energy supplier).
Each supplier will roll-out smart meters in stages, when consumers are offered a smart meter will depend on a number of factors.
It is up to consumers whether they choose to have a smart meter installed when offered one.
Information about getting a smart meter can be found at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/your-energy-meter/getting-a-smart-meter-installed/.
Additional information can be found at https://www.smartenergygb.org/en
Smart Energy is the ‘voice’ of the roll-out and independent of both government and suppliers. It is there to provide information to the public about what smart meters are and how they work.