Britain’s smart meter rollout is one of the biggest upgrades to our energy infrastructure in a generation. More than 3.5 million new devices have now been fitted.
By 2020, every household in Britain will be offered one by their energy supplier – at no extra cost.
Smart meters empower consumers to get their energy use under control by showing them, in near real time, what they’re using in pounds and pence.
By sending accurate readings directly to suppliers, smart meters also remove the uncertainty of estimated billing. Meaning consumers can keep to their monthly budgets, and only ever pay for what they use.
Smart energy outlook tracks the British public’s experiences of using and buying energy, and their views on smart meters.
Speaking to more than 10,000 people across the three nations, it is the largest independent piece of insight into British people’s attitudes towards energy and smart meters. The survey, now in its fourth wave, is conducted biannually by Populus.