What is a smart meter and how does it work?

Unlike regular meters, smart meters can automatically send usage data to your supplier. This means you don’t need to read your meter yourself, and your bill will accurately reflect your actual energy usage.

There are some big advantages to smart meters:

  1. They’re accurate and convenient. You’ll never need to send us a manual meter reading as your smart meter will send this information automatically.
  2. They also give you real-time data which can help you track how your lifestyle affects your household energy usage. With this information, you'll be able to find ways to use less energy, which in turn will help to lower your bill.

Bulb is rolling out second generation smart meters to our members throughout 2019 and 2020. These meters will stay smart, even if you change supplier in the future. You can sign up for our smart meter waiting list to be the first to know when we're installing in your area. We'll invite everyone to have a new smart meter by the end of 2020. 


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