Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith showed support for the smart meter rollout at a briefing in Parliament last week.
By 2020, every home in Britain will be offered a smart meter at no additional cost. Smart meters provide accurate bills in real time, showing your gas and electricity usage in pounds and pence. With this information consumers will know exactly how much the next bill will be, and will no longer received estimated bills based on manual meter readings.
A recent customer survey showed that 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.
Jeff Smith 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.”
To find out more about the smart meter rollout, contact your energy supplier, pick up a leaflet from your local Post Office branch or visit www.smartenergygb.org/get-yours.