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What is a smart meter?

Every home across Great Britain will be offered a smart meter at no extra cost, between now and 2020.

Smart meters will replace the traditional gas and electricity meters that we currently have in our homes. You will no longer need to send meter readings to your energy supplier, as the smart meter will do this automatically. This means an end to estimated bills and will ensure you only pay for the energy that you use.

A smart meter is not compulsory, but if you do accept one, it will be installed at no extra cost by your energy supplier. Your smart meter will come with a small portable screen (an in-home display) which shows the amount of energy you are using and what it is costing in pounds and pence, in near real time.

For more information, download 'Get Gaz & Leccy under control' or 'Mynnwch reolaeth ar Gaz a Leccy' or visit for information in English and for information in Welsh.


Your energy supplier will contact you about a smart meter and it can only be installed by your energy supplier in a pre-arranged appointment. You will never be asked to pay for this or any related service.

Further information

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice on 08000 223 444