Gareth Jacobs, delivering good energy
11 Dec 2018
This year, we shared the stories of some of our most passionate people in our Sustainability Report and Shareholder Review, and asked what 'good energy' meant to them.
28 November 2018
Smart meters have been touted as one of the biggest developments in electricity supply since we first started using electric lights more than a century ago. But what are they, and how do they work?
Put simply, a smart meter is a digital meter located at your home or business that measures the amount of electricity you’re using, almost in real-time.
Unlike a traditional electricity meter, a smart meter digitally reads and stores data about electricity usage over short intervals, typically every 30 minutes, and then remotely sends it to energy distributors and retailers every day. Smart meters allow two-way communication between the meter and the central system.
We can then pass this information on to the consumer, providing some real-time energy data to inform your energy usage.
Smart meter technology will help you to remotely switch off your appliances before you arrive home so your house can be cool in summer and warm in winter.