Smart meters for business

Smart meters are the clever way to measure your business energy use

What is a smart meter?

A smart meter is a gas or electricity meter that works by sending meter readings to us via a SIM card in the meter, just like a mobile phone. Once you’re connected you don't need to send us meter readings and you'll receive accurate bills.  This means you’ll only pay for the energy you use.

A British Gas engineer holding a smart metering device

Why upgrade your meter?

It's free

  • You won’t have to manually send your meter readings any more.

Saves time

  • As you won’t have to submit your monthly meter readings.

Accurate bills

  • Once your meter is connected and sending signals to us you’ll receive accurate bills.

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Learn more about business smart meters

Business smart meter installations

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Why are we upgrading smart meters for businesses?

Meeting the UK’s energy commitments

A light bulb on top of a business electricity bill

Upgrading to smart meters is part of a national commitment to reducing the UK’s energy use. The government wants us to install smart meters for all of our customers by 2020.

Business smart meter data opt out

If you don’t want us to do anything with your business smart meter data other than calculate your bills, it’s easy to opt out.

Smart meters in the commercial world

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Retail smart meter case study

Manufacturing smart meter case study

Restaurant smart meter case study