I hope you’re all keeping safe and well.
I’m Rob, and I work at Smart Energy GB and I’m here to chat and answer questions from Bulb members on the smart meter roll out and what it means for our energy system and climate.
SEGB is a not-for-profit, government-backed organisation tasked with informing Great Britain about the benefits of the smart meter rollout (as well as contextualising some of the imperfections). We explain how rollout of smart meters is key to achieving a low-carbon, efficient and reliable energy system. I’m the Director of Communications there, responsible for our work with the media, stakeholders and government.
Smart meters are having a positive impact on how people use energy, with nearly three quarters saying they’re doing more to save energy since getting one; and, with more people getting smart meters we can work on developing better products to go with them, such as innovative tariffs - and services that make the best of batteries, electric vehicles and renewables.
Fire away with any questions in this thread and I’ll respond as soon as I can! Apologies in advance if I’m not super speedy – like many of us, I’m juggling home schooling and meetings, but I’ll do my best! There will also be agents on hand to help with account specific queries.
Have a great day!