Why would I want a Smart Meter?
Having a Smart Meter allows your business to integrate with technological products which leverage on Smart Meter technology, aka Fluttr! Once installed you’ll never have to read your meter again, and you’ll have certainty you’re paying for your actual consumption and not an estimated figure calculated from outdated readings.
From our other technological product Con-Serve™ we know the power of providing more data – it helps you engage by allowing you to examine your consumption in more detail.
For example – we examined three of our hotel clients, each broadly falling into different size categories – which had switched between monthly readings to a meter allowing half hourly reads, analogous to a SMETS2 meter.
Looking at the twelve-month period after the installation of the new meter in comparison to the twelve-month period beforehand, there were significant consumption (and therefore also cost) savings as shown in the table below.
|Associated Cost Savings||£628||£15,785||£124,537|
With savings such as these it is certainly worth looking at installing a SMETS2 meter for your business! Thankfully the process of acquiring one is not cumbersome – almost all energy providers have a section on their website in which you can register for a SMETS2 installation. After this has been done, your utility supplier will get in touch with you regarding an installation date – and that is all! No really, it is that simple.
Importantly if you switch supplier in the future, you won’t need to have a meter exchange and you won’t lose your smart meter features unlike with some of the first generation SMETS1 meters. Don’t miss out on the benefits of data!
And do get in touch with us if you have any questions.