A smart meter success story -- more than half of UK customers are saving money



Critics claim the benefits of smart meters are over-hyped. Yet reports from the early stages of the United Kingdom's smart meter rollout have a good story to tell.


More than half of all households with smart meters are saving money on their energy bills, according to the Guardian. Of those who saved, nearly two thirds were gaining as much as $125 per year, British Gas said.


In addition, the information from smart meters prompted another 40% of the customers to take broader energy efficiency measures such as insulation.


Stuart Rolland, managing director of British Gas smart metering, said: "The results show that by seeing how energy is used through the home, you can make small changes that save you money. Whether it's discovering how energy efficient the fridge is, or the cost of using the tumble dryer, we're excited that the smart meter roll-out will make it easy for consumers to improve their energy efficiency."


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