Smart meters are a digital version of your existing analogue electricity meter. This two-way communication device automatically sends your actual energy usage to your supplier via wireless technology.
This means you no longer have to wait for someone to come and manually read your meter, or have to rely on estimated energy bills.
Smart meters’ also include an in-home display so you’re able to monitor and better understand your household energy consumption.
how smart meters work
Smart meters are installed in your home and replace existing gas and electricity meters.
The device uses a national wireless communication network to send information on your consumption to your energy provider.
Your smart meter automatically measures & records your household electricity in 30-minute intervals
Data on your energy consumption is transmitted to electricity distributors, who own and manage the grid poles and wires
your energy provider
This data is then passed on to your energy provider, so you can track usage and eventually be billed accordingly
Your in-house display lets you monitor your household energy usage in almost real-time, allowing you to better manage your consumption