Meters and readings

What is a smart meter?

A smart meter records your energy usage in the same way as a traditional meter. But it has the added bonus of automatically sending your meter readings, at least once a month, to your energy supplier. So no more meter readings! Your meter will connect through a communications hub to an industry network that passes your meter readings back to your supplier.

We’ll be installing only Second Generation (SMETS2) smart meters. These are the newest generation of meters, designed to make the use of energy more efficient.

A SMETS2 smart meter is also compatible with energy supplier - so if want to join, or leave, People's Energy, then you don't need to worry about getting a new smart meter.