Smart meters use wireless networks, similar to mobile phone networks, to send data directly to your energy supplier about how much gas and electricity you're using.
Smart meters give you and your energy provider accurate and regular updates on how much electricity and gas you use. Like traditional gas and electricity meters, smart meters measure your energy use.
TIP: You can check if you already have a compatible smart meter by using Citizen Advice's free smart meter checker - https://smartmetercheck.citizensadvice.org.uk/
However, the difference is that they automatically send this information over wireless networks to your supplier.
These wireless networks are similar to mobile phone networks and send your data directly to your energy supplier, letting them know how much gas and electricity you're using without the need for any meter readings.
Most smart meters come with an in-home display (IHD). Your IHD shows you how much energy you use in real-time and how much it's costing, helping you to save money by helping you change your habits.
TIP: You can connect your smart meter to your equiwatt account by following the steps here.
With equiwatt, you can put your smart meter to good use by earning rewards for saving energy at home each week.