3 ways a smart meter could benefit your small businesses
Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters which are currently being rolled out in homes and small businesses across Great Britain. Smart meters digitally measure how much energy you’re using as you’re using it and send meter readings directly to your energy supplier at agreed intervals – putting an end to estimated bills.
Smart meters can give you more control over your businesses’ energy spend thanks to the data they provide. Being more aware of how much energy you’re using and when you’re using it means you can make small changes to make your business more efficient.
Smart meters give you accurate energy bills, so you only have to pay for the energy your business actually uses.
This is because the smart meter digitally measures how much energy you’re using in near-real time, and sends your meter reading directly to your energy supplier at agreed intervals of no more than half- hourly and no fewer than monthly.
This means you will no longer have to send meter readings to your supplier, and puts an end to estimated bills. You only pay for the energy you use.
Smart meters are the foundation of a smarter and more flexible energy system for Great Britain.
A smarter energy system uses digital technology and data to improve its efficiency. This helps the energy system better manage the supply and demand of energy in order to reduce waste.
A smart energy system will also be able to integrate more renewables into the system. With future demands for electricity predicted to increase, it is important to upgrade Britain’s energy system to one that is more sustainable and less reliant on non-renewable fuel sources.
Make one small step towards taking back control today. Contact your energy supplier to find how smart metering can work for your business or visit Smart Energy GB’s website to find out more information. Eligibility may vary.
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