Smart meter

DEFINITION: A digital device which measures the total energy used in the same way as a traditional meter, but can also ack when energy is used and how much it costs, highlighting opportunities for savings. The smart meter rollout involves offering a smart meter to every household and small business in Britain by 2020 and the full national rollout began at the end of September 2016.

 

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The costs of the smart meter rollout programme will rise "even further", a parliamentary report has recommended.