Can I still switch energy suppliers if I have a smart meter?
Yes, you should be able to switch suppliers if you have a smart meter; those supporting the roll-out state that in the long term, the changeover process should get even easier. Currently, there’s a little administration around final meter readings as you agree the changeover date. With the new smart meters, it will be very easy to see what the final bill is with your old supplier.
However, as we’re currently in the upgrade period, consumers will need to be a little careful. As suppliers are at different stages of the smart meter roll-out process, if you already have a smart meter you’d need to check that your new supplier is able to maintain the service after you switch. There may be a few teething problems at first, but if you switch providers today you’ll have another few months for them to work through this before you’ll be looking to switch again.
So, if you’re keen to save money with a smart meter, you may also want to check out energy deals to see if you could knock a few pennies off your energy bill with a new provider. Why not start comparing today?