How smart meters work

Introducing a free smart meter into your home means no more hassle, no more home visits and no more estimated bills. See how EDF Energy smart meters work and what they can do.

The smart meter rollout

At EDF Energy we want to make going smart simple. To help you take the first step towards getting a smart meter, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. As part of the government’s national smart meter rollout every home in England, Scotland and Wales is entitled to a free smart meter by 2020. Find out more about how getting smart with your energy will save you time and hassle.

The smart meter system: smart display

Smart meters replace your existing gas and electricity meters. In most instances they’ll be installed in the same location. What’s great about smart meters is that they come with a handy little monitor called the ‘in-home display’. They’re not compulsory, but if you choose to have one you’ll be able to see your usage and spend, as well as explore other features such as daily, weekly or monthly comparisons. It could also help you take simple steps to reduce your energy usage. It’s a good idea to keep the in-home display plugged in, as the battery life is only around four hours, and position it fairly close to the meter itself.

Learn more about smart meter technology with our short video.

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Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice

We follow a strict, Ofgem-approved code of practice to make sure you receive unbeatable service throughout the whole installation process.

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Smart meter benefits

Smart meter benefits

Why a smart meter is a clever choice. Find out exactly how a smart meter will help you.

Installing your smart meter

Read about what you can expect on the day of your installation.

Getting the most from your smart meter

Smart ways to use your new meter – read our tips and tricks and get in the know about smart.

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