In the ongoing battle for the heart and soul of British consumers over the best ways to minimise their energy bills, the UK industry regulator OFGEM and Which? – the London-based consumer organisation – have both recently launched ‘switching’ web-sites.
In response, Energy UK – the trade association which represents Britain’s Big Six energy providers – said last night:
“Smart meters are already saving customers money on both their gas and electricity – although the national roll-out is not set to start in earnest until next year.
“A million smart meters – which let customers see what they are using so they use what they need and when they need it – have been installed so far and early results show that people are already making savings.
“Multi-million pound orders have already been made for more meters and installers are being trained with the programme gearing up to start in a big way in the New Year.
“The industry is still sorting out a number of technical issues, but we are on track for everyone to benefit from a smarter future in the most cost effective way possible.”