Steve McCabe MP welcomes energy smart meters

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed smart meters – the technology that will finally digitise the way we buy and manage our gas and electricity and help us get control over our energy bills.

The national smart meter roll-out is the long-overdue upgrade to Great Britain’s energy infrastructure that will bring everyone in Selly Oak accurate bills at no additional cost. Smart meters will deliver consumers near real-time information on how much their spending on gas and electricity in pounds and pence, which means an end to the antiquated system of manual meter readings, estimations and awkward prepayment meters.

For the past year, Steve has been pushing for openness about energy companies charging vulnerable consumers additional daily standard charges for gas that they do not use which is why he has welcomed a more transparent system for consumers. Over 1.6 million smart meters have already been installed across England, Scotland and Wales, and over the next few years every home in Great Britain will be offered one.

After meeting with Smart Energy GB, the national consumer campaign for smart meters yesterday, Steve voiced his enthusiasm for the campaign saying:

“I was really pleased to hear how smart meters are going to transform the way in which the people of Selly Oak can view their energy consumption in their own homes. There are numerous benefits that firmly put the consumer in control.

“An end to estimated billing, the ability to see in pounds and pence how much the energy we use in our homes is costing, in real time, along with being able to see the real time impact of how energy efficiency measures can reduce bills. This has to be welcomed.”

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