Smart consumers set to benefit from smart meters, says Energy UK

Energy UKIn 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.”

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