What is a smart meter?

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters. They are being installed in homes across Great Britain by energy suppliers at no extra cost, to replace the traditional meters - including prepay meters - that most of us currently have ticking away under the stairs, or outside our homes.

The new technology means that you will now pay for the exact amount of energy you use, which means you will not be billed inaccurate estimates that cost more than you were expecting.

Six Town Housing does not install the meters, but we want to ensure tenants are aware of the rollout.

Visit the official Smart Energy GB website for information and resources.

You can also download a PDF answering Frequently Asked Questions here.