ANGUS MACDONALD MSP HELPS FALKIRK EAST BRING GAS AND ELECTRICITY UNDER CONTROL
Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:10
THE NATIONAL ROLLOUT OF SMART METERS IS DIGITISING THE WAY WE BUY AND USE GAS AND ELECTRICITY.
After learning more about the benefits of smart meters from Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout, Angus MacDonald MSP is urging his constituents to find out about the benefits of smart meters.
With more than 4 million smart meters already installed across the UK, Angus MacDonald MSP is looking forward to seeing this new technology upgrade more and more homes across the Falkirk District. Those who have upgraded are already feeling the benefits.
Nearly eight in ten people (79 per cent) with a smart meter would recommend the technology to a friend, neighbour or relative, and 83 per cent are confident that their bills are accurate, whereas only 65 per cent of those without feel the same (August 2016 Smart energy outlook).
Smart meters will bring everyone in the Falkirk District and the rest of the UK accurate bills at no additional cost. The amount of gas and electricity that’s been used will, for the first time, be shown in pounds and pence and in near real time. With this information consumers will know exactly how much the next bill will be, and can make informed choices about their energy use. Finally, the out-dated system of manual meter readings and estimation will come to an end, and the inconvenient prepayment system will be completely revolutionised for constituents currently using these meters.
After hearing more about the technology from Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout, Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald said:
“Smart meters will give us all much more control of what we spend on gas and electricity, and finally put an end to estimated bills.
I was delighted to see first-hand how smart meters will benefit my constituents. I encourage everyone to visit Smart Energy GB’s website or visit their local Post Office branch to pick up a leaflet to find out more about smart meters.”
By 2020 every home in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter at no additional cost. To find out more, contact your energy supplier, pick up a leaflet from your local Post Office branch or visit www.smartenergygb.org/get-yours.