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Smarter Meters Campaign Across Britain – Scotland landing to promote new meters

Smarter Meters Campaign Across Britain
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Smarter Meters Campaign Across Britain – a 147 days trip

TV, stage stars, Susan Calman, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, are touring the country this summer.  This is to inspire Britain’s households to choose a smart meter. In the second stop on the tour, Comedian and actress Susan Calman and property TV star Kirstie Allsopp arrive at Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow.

They talked the smart meters to as many Scots as possible about the small but important step everyone can take for a cleaner, greener, smarter future. It could also save Britain nearly £560 million a year.

A smart meter could help households save enough energy each year to power their home for a week.  The equivalent of watching your favourite property or dancing show on the telly non-stop for 147 days.

If every household in Great Britain got a smart meter enough energy could be saved to power every household in Glasgow and Edinburgh for a year.  Households can ask for a smart meter to be fitted by their energy supplier for free.

The regional tour, part of Smart Energy GB’s Campaign for a Smarter Britain, will visit cities across Great Britain.

Kirstie, Phil and Susan will meet the public to rally support for everyone to take a step towards a smarter Britain. There are already more than 11 million smart meters installed in homes and small businesses across Great Britain.

Do you have a smart meter?  If so drop us a line and tell us how its working for you

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7 Responses to “Smarter Meters Campaign Across Britain – Scotland landing to promote new meters”

  1. Mick August 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Is any member of the “Smart Meter” promotion team going to tell us how fitting a meter is going to save the consumer money? It seems as though the promotors only talk about “Could” save enough energy. As far as I can see, the only way to save energy is to turn off appliances, and a meter can’t do that!

    • Mark December 16, 2018 at 7:40 am #

      Fitting a smart meter will only tell you ‘what you have used’, it will not save you a penny, because you have to use energy to keep warm, light your home, and live.

      The cost of supply and fitting meters will be £11 billion, an it will be added, over time to our energy bills, make no bones about it. The old saying ‘ There is no such thing as a free lunch’ – somene has to pay for it!

      What it will do is allow our current 70 suppliers a free , smarter way to bill us their invoices – many, and here’s the rub – smart meters are not universally compatible with each other, making it more difficult for consumers to switch suppliers to get a better deal. What we need as consumers is cheaper energy supplies not smart meters with drawbacks. Take for instance my energy supplier, who has increased it’s tariff by 21.5% this year – how can that be, I hear you ask? well they can and have done so. Try to switch to a better deal and you find out that all suppliers are within an ace of each other on price – so no savings there then. In the last 3 years my monthly direct debit has increased from £65.00, to £74 and now to a whopping £88.52 per month for the same energy used.

      We now have over 70 energy suppliers offering around 20 different tarrifs, literally thousands of differing priced for just two products, gas and elecricity. Even using the switching companies the savings are minimal – in my case £40 a year, not worth a light.
      One other gripe is that the Wholesale Price of Gas and Electric are not published so you cannot check the profi margings suppliers make. Why is this?

  2. Mc Ateer September 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    Smart metres is a con A massive confidence trick Admit it. NEVER EVER.

  3. Granville Taylor December 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    I had a smart meter for gas and electric, fitted in June. I changed my energy supplier in October. I was informed that if I wished the new supplier to automatically receive my usage, I would need to have new meters fitted. Before embarking on a campaign to encourage consumers to have meters fitted,you should direct the effort into evolving a system that is fit for purpose. If you believe that that the meters will lead customers to adopt energy saving methods. I would suggest you employ a polling organisation to determine how often if ever customers consulted their meters and adjusted their lifestyle to reduce usage.

  4. Mark December 16, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    Very true. Meters are not fit for purpose – yet

    They are NOT compatible, so only help suppliers with their billing at the cost of the consumer.

    The UK Energy market is broken and needs fixing, £11 billion roll out for fitting, late and not fit for purpose .

    “The Campaign for Smart Meters” is just anoth government Quango aimed at selling us the idea for more expensive energy. Sorry.

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