Mike Hedges AM shows support for smart meter revolution

Mike Hedges AM is urging local people in Swansea East to contact their energy supplier to get a smart meter fitted in their homes at no extra cost, so they can take control of how much energy they are using.

Mike Hedges AM said he was looking forward to seeing more smart meters installed across his local constituency after he heard about the benefits of the new technology from Smart Energy GB at Tŷ Hywel in Cardiff Bay.

As part of the event, and following on from International Coffee Day earlier this week, Smart Energy GB demonstrated that if everyone in Wales had a smart meter installed by their energy supplier at no extra cost, we could save enough energy to fuel the nation’s coffee drinking habits.

The typical annual energy savings from having a smart meter installed could save a single household enough energy to make 20,000 cups of instant coffee a year.

With more than 12 million smart meters already installed across Great Britain, Mike Hedges AM is looking forward to seeing this new technology in more and more homes across Swansea East.

Commenting on smart meters and the national rollout, Mike Hedges AM said:

“By getting a smart meter from your energy supplier at no extra cost, you’ll be able to see in pounds and pence how much gas and electricity you’re using not just to make your coffee, but also on every appliance within your home, helping you to identify where you’re wasting energy.

“This means that you can save your energy and money for the things that you enjoy – like even more coffee.”


N.B. Calculations undertaken by Smart Energy GB and available upon request

About the survey

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,003 adults, of which 187 were from North Wales. Fieldwork was undertaken between 13th – 17th September 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all Welsh adults (aged 18+).

About Smart Energy GB
Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. Our national campaign is reaching households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website smartenergyGB.org

About smart meters and the rollout
Smart meters replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They enable accurate bills, near real time information on energy use in pounds and pence, and greater control over the way we buy and use energy. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure.

There are already more than 12 million smart meters installed in homes and microbusinesses across Great Britain. Every household in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered one at no extra cost. Contact your energy supplier about getting your smart meter.

Smart Energy GB media contacts
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