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Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the not-for-profit, government-backed campaign helping homes & small businesses across Great Britain understand the importance of smart meters and their benefits to people and the environment.
Learn more www.smartenergyGB.org
Smart meters
Smart meters are being installed in small businesses across GB. They put an end to estimated billing, so a business only pays for the energy it uses. Learn more

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters currently being rolled out in homes and small businesses across Great Britain by energy suppliers.

Smart meters for small businesses

Smart meters digitally measure how much energy you’re using and send your meter reading directly to your energy supplier at agreed intervals – putting an end to estimated bills.

Benefits for small businesses


  • Smart meters are the foundation of a smarter and more flexible energy system for Great Britain.
  • A smart energy system uses digital technology and data to improve its efficiency. This helps the energy system better manage the supply and demand of energy in order to reduce waste. It will also be able to integrate more renewables into the system.
  • With future demands for electricity set to increase, it has never been more important to upgrade Britain’s energy system to one that is more sustainable and less reliant on non-renewable fuel sources.


  • Smart meters can give you more control over your business’s energy spend thanks to the data they provide. Being more aware of how much energy you’re using and when you’re using it means you can make small changes to make your business more efficient.


  • Smart meters give you accurate energy bills, so you pay for the energy your business actually uses, rather than through estimated bills.
  • This is because the smart meter digitally measures how much energy you’re using in near-real time, and sends your meter reading directly to your energy supplier at agreed intervals.
  • This means you will no longer have to send meter readings to your supplier, and puts an end to estimated bills.


Fflur Lawton, Head of Public Affairs

Fflur heads up the public affairs work of Smart Energy GB across Great Britain. She is responsible for stakeholder and politician engagement, and is a regular public and media spokesperson. A fluent Welsh speaker, she started her career working in the third sector developing environmental projects with communities across Wales.

Email address: Fflur.Lawton@smartenergyGB.org
Contact number: 0794 070 5028

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