How do they actually work?
Your energy company will replace your existing meter with a new smart meter. Depending on where your meter is at your property, this should take about an hour per meter and will be undertaken by an engineer from your energy company.
The smart meters use mobile technology to wirelessly relay your information to your energy company. This means no more meter readings and no more estimated bills. To help keep consumers’ data more secure, a new network is being created to transmit the data to the energy companies.
As well as sending the information to your energy company, you will also get real-time information on a new in-house display. With this information you should be in a better position to understand how much energy you’re consuming and hopefully help you to reduce your bills.