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What are smart meters?

Discover how smart meters can help you save time, see how to save money and monitor your energy consumption.

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How can smart meters benefit you?

Learn about the benefits of smart meters and see how they can help you to become more energy efficient and save money.


For more information, see our FAQ guide.

How do I get a smart meter?

At the moment, we’re only able to offer smart meters in certain areas, with the right amount of signal and for certain meter types. We’ll let you know when you can have yours fitted.

In the meantime, if you have any questions you can email our dedicated smart metering business team at SMESmartMetering@edfenergy.com

When will smart meters be available in my area?

As the technology develops we’ll be able to support smart metering in more and more areas around the country, and by 2020 all homes and businesses in Great Britain will have one fitted.

At the moment, we’re only able to offer smart meters in certain areas, with the right amount of signal and for certain meter types. As this grows we’ll be contacting all our customers to arrange installations.

How can I use my smart meter to save on energy

We’re currently developing an online tool that will help you keep track of your energy habits and help you see where you can save. If you’ve chosen to send us half-hourly readings, you’ll be able to see when in the day your usage has been particularly high or low, so you’ll know what is costing you more energy.

For top tips on saving energy visit our energy efficiency pages.

Will I always get accurate bills?

Your smart meter calculates how much energy you’re using, what this costs over time and the cost every hour as you’re using it. It then automatically send us all this information. This means you’ll no longer receive estimated bills, so you’ll only pay for the energy you use. Only in very rare cases, the smart meter may not be able to send us an automated meter reading due to a connectivity loss or a commissioning error. If this happens, we’ll try to contact you for a manual meter reading (you can see how to read your new meter in this guide). If we don’t manage to obtain it from you, we’ll send you an estimated bill.

Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice

Find out about the Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice that we are following.

Smart meter data

A guide to your rights and choices.

Watch video: See how we’ll install a smart meter into your business

Installing your smart meter

Watch our short video so you know what to expect when the engineer arrives(1).

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Watch video: A smarter future

A Smarter Future

Watch this short video on the national Smart meter roll-out.

Watch video: Learn about your home energy monitor

Our video guide on smart meter displays

Watch our short video so you know how your smart meter display works and what it can do.

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Energy efficiency tips and advice

Making simple changes could save you energy and money.

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Contact us

Call us now on freephone

0800 068 5918(2)

We're open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. If that's not convenient, we have several other ways to get in touch.


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