The smart revolution
Why the need for change?
Smart meters bring far more accuracy and convenience for customers. They help give us more control over the amount we use, which adds up to a more secure and environmentally friendly future. The smart meter upgrade will be the biggest infrastructure programme in our homes for over 40 years.
Want to know more about the bigger picture? Discover the plans for the development of a smart grid in the UK.
We are leading the way
- We've installed over 900,000 meters to British Gas homes and businesses already, more than any other supplier.
- Our team of 1,200 British Gas Smart Energy Experts is dedicated to ensuring your smart meters are installed quickly and safely.
- If you have credit meters (not pre-pay or a two-rate meter), and live in a house instead of a tall block of flats we could offer you a smart meter upgrade.
- We are the leading supply partner in the Customer-Led Network Revolution smart grid project, which will test new low-carbon technologies such as solar panels and electric cars in 14,000 homes. Visit Network Revolution for more information.
- We’re exploring new solutions for a smarter energy future and better connected homes, ranging from Remote Heating Control, Standby Savers and Smart Plugs, to Safe & Secure kits.
The move towards a more sustainable future
Smart meters are one of the ways in which we as a country can provide a more sustainable system for future generations. Learn more abut how you can do your bit to help the planet while saving money with the Green Deal.
The accuracy that smart meters provide lets us forecast energy use throughout the day, across the country. This means we can become more efficient in how we generate the nation's power, producing cleaner, greener electricity.
The UK Government, along with others around the world, has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 , which means a cut to energy waste and has set a target for all UK homes to have a smart meter by 2019.
British homes and businesses could be nearly £14 billion better off thanks to the roll out of smart meters - this is according to the most comprehensive smart meter report to date, which analyses the costs and benefits of smart meters from 2012 to 2030 and is published by British Gas and Oxford Economics.