Gas (left) and electric (right) smart meters

Gas and electric smart meters

Smart meters are new types of gas and electricity meters being installed as part of a mass roll-out programme, one of the biggest improvements to our energy system in decades.

Smart meters show the amount of energy you’re using, virtually as it happens. By calculating the amount of gas or electricity you’re using, you can get a more accurate idea of how much this is costing you. Smart meters also send automatic meter readings to your energy supplier.

Smart meters communicate in two ways:

  • Transmitting real-time data on energy use to you and your energy supplier.
  • Your energy supplier can also send information to your meter, which you can read via its in-home display.