By the end of 2025 everyone in England, Scotland and Wales will have been offered smart meters by their suppliers for gas and electricity — this is part of a significant update to Britain's energy infrastructure at the request of the government.
Between now and the end of 2025 all customers will be able to claim their smart meters, including Pay As You Go (prepayment meter) customers.
British Gas are working to ensure all their customers can benefit from smart meters now, but smart meter technology is not ready for every home just yet. That means you'll need to have either your electricity, or your gas and electricity with British Gas.
If your home isn't ready, you can register your interest and be added to the waiting list to receive a smart meter from British Gas. Once you're on this list, you'll be kept up to date and informed of when you can get a British Gas smart meter installed.
SSE has been installing smart meters since 2014 as part of a phased regional rollout programme.
SSE will contact each customer when they become eligible for a smart meter. In some instances, they won't be able to install smart meters yet. You can find out if you're able to book an appointment to get a smart meter fitted here.
E.ON is currently fitting smart meters as part of a regional rollout.
If you're particularly interested in getting a smart meter, you can register your interest with E.ON and E.ON will be in touch to let you know if you're currently eligible to be offered one. If not, E.ON can let you know what any of the next steps are.
EDF Energy is currently installing smart meters on a small scale to test and refine the installation experience for their customers. It's aiming to start increasing the number of installations in the second half of this year in order to meet the deadline.
If you're interested in getting smart meters and EDF Energy is your current supplier, you can register your interest on their site.
After installing and testing smart meters in 2015 on a small scale, ScottishPower is now installing smart meters as part of a wider rollout.
ScottishPower customers will be notified when the supplier is scheduling installations in their area. When you receive a letter you can arrange an appointment.
Shell Energy are currently focusing on installing meters for customers whose meters have come to the end of their lifespan.
However, upon request, Shell Energy may be able to offer you smart meters for your home. Head to their smart meter FAQs page to find out how to register your interest.
OVO aims to install over half a million credit smart meters in 2022. However, some households aren't currently eligible for OVO to install smart meters in - for example, high-rise blocks of flats may not support smart meters depending on where the current meter is.
OVO will get in touch when you're eligible to have a smart meter installed and you can select an appointment time that suits you.
Many suppliers are encouraging their customers to make the move to smart meters in order to modernise the nation’s energy infrastructure. If you’re still unsure whether a smart meter is right for you, we’ve listed the top five benefits of smart meters in this guide.Learn more