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Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford are encouraging people to take control of their energy use with the help of a smart meter.
Citizens Advice is working in partnership with the national Smart Energy GB campaign to highlight the benefits of installing smart energy meters. Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters being rolled out across Great Britain at no extra cost to households. They come with an in-home display, which can shows gas and electricity usage and costs in near-real time, and shares this automatically with utilities providers.
The smart meter installation process is straightforward and only takes a couple of hours, with no additional costs on the billpayer.
Tom Hall, Energy Services Manager at Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford said:
“Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford’s Energy team has had a superb opportunity to work in partnership with the Smart Energy GB Team, sharing the benefits of Smart Meters in the home.
“Through our commitment to engaging with the community, we’ve successfully alleviated clients’ concerns about smart meters, employing myth-busting group sessions as one of our effective approaches.
“This collaborative effort has provided clients with the valuable opportunity to not only learn about but also witness and comprehend how in-home displays operate, empowering them to take control of their energy consumption and embrace a more sustainable future.”
While participating in a local event, where Citizens Advice Stockport advocated for the advantages of upgrading your traditional gas and electricity meter to a smart energy meter, one client said:
“For me, it works really well having a smart meter. I don’t have to worry anymore about sending meter readings and I can just check the IHD when I want to, just to make sure my budget is on track.”