You can choose to send readings to us once every half hour, once a day or once a month. We’ll need a meter reading at least once a month so we can send you accurate statements.
By default, we'll take a reading from your smart meter once a month, unless you've signed up to our smart tariff beta.
You can change how often your meter sends readings at any time in your Bulb account.
We may need to take a meter reading outside of the agreed times:
- to close your account when you’re moving out of your property
- to close your account when you’re switching away
- when you contact us requesting a meter reading
To read more about smart data usage, Energy UK have created a ‘Smart meter data guide’. This explains what your supplier can do with your smart data and your rights as a consumer.