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How smart Pay As You Go meters work

You pay for your energy up front when your smart meter is working in PAYG mode.

This can give you more control of your energy spend. You choose how you top up, when you top up – and how much you spend each time.

You can top up via the app, online, over the phone, at your local PayPoint retailer – or even set auto top-ups.

Your meter will show you how much energy you're using in pounds and pence, as you use it. You can also set low-balance alerts and a daily budget.

Watch our guide to smart PAYG meters

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