Latest findings on the impact of smart meters from Smart energy outlook

01 February, 2017

Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout, today published Smart energy outlook, the largest independent barometer of national public opinion on energy and smart meters.

The latest findings show that over eight in ten (81%) of people who have a smart meter would recommend them to others.

Consistent with previous Smart energy outlook reports, the latest round of research shows that a large majority of people with smart meters are using the technology on a regular basis to keep their energy costs under control. 82% of people with a smart meter are proactively taking steps to reduce their energy use.

The report findings also highlighted the importance the In-Home Display (IHD) has in helping people get their gas and electricity under control, allowing them to budget more easily. Eight out of ten people with an IHD check it regularly, nearly nine in ten of those with an IHD say they have a better idea of what they’re spending on energy, compared to 76% of those who have a smart meter but not an IHD.

Smart energy outlook is carried out for Smart Energy GB, twice a year, by independent research energy Populus. It surveys more than 10,000 people around the country.

Commenting on the findings, Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB, said: “Millions of homes are already enjoying the benefits of accurate bills and the ability to see, in pounds and pence, how much gas and electricity they are using. I hope that many more people pick up the phone to ask their energy supplier for their smart meter, so that they too can start enjoying these benefits.”

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