This smart meter display will give you greater awareness and influence over the amount of energy you consume in your home. It’s directly linked to your smart meter and receives information from it based on your usage. This information is displayed clearly on the display, so you can get a much more detailed picture of your energy habits. The display shows you the following:
- Current electricity usage & cost in real time (every 15 seconds)(1)
- Historic electricity usage and cost
- Historic gas(2) usage and cost – where applicable (updated every 30 minutes)
- Indication of CO2 emissions
- Current tariff information
Based on how much energy you’re consuming, the monitor gives you an indication of what this is costing you – both from a financial perspective and an environmental one.
With this information at your fingertips, you can manage your home energy better and live in a more sustainable way. This page tells you how the smart meter display works and contains important safety and operating instructions. Please read it carefully before using your smart meter display, or download our PDF guide.
This button switches between electricity and gas(2).
This button switches through cost for usage now, costs for yesterday, the last 7 days and the last 28 days
This button switches through graphs of electricity and gas(2) usage (in kW or kWh) for now, today, the last seven days, the last 28 days and the last 12 months.
4 CO2 emissions
CO2 emissions This button switches through totals and graphs of CO2 kgs emitted due to your household’s energy use now, the last seven days, the last 28 days and the last 12 months (3).
5 Electricity demand (load) indicators(4)
Green: current household’s electricity use is below 1kW. Amber: current household’s electricity use is between 1kW and 2.2kW. Red: current household’s electricity use is over 2.2kW.
6 Message waiting(5)
The flashing blue light indicates a message has been received from EDF Energy, and will remain lit until you press 6a button to read the message. If you’d like to read the message again at a later date, just press the button under the blue light. Your monitor can only store one message at a time, which means when you receive a new message, the old one will be erased.
6a Read message button
Press this button to read the latest message.
7 Menu (5)
Pressing this button will display the menu options, including the usage alarm settings.
8 Menu navigation(5)
Use these buttons to scroll up and down and select menu options.
9 Lower display
See below for a full explanation.
The smart meter display uses the light bulb symbol to identify when the information on display is relevant to electricity usage and the flame symbol for gas usage. The default screen provides an instant display of your electricity usage.
As a quick way to monitor how much power is being used around the home, the smart meter display has a traffic light system of visual indicators beneath the display; where green represents lower usage, whereas red indicates a higher usage. These are described in more detail below:
Green: Current electricity usage is below 1kW
Orange: Current electricity usage is between 1kW and 2.2kW
Red: Current electricity usage is over 2.2 kW