Smart Meter Roll Out

Published on November 16th 2016

Carers Scotland has partnered with Smart Energy GB to help with the smart meter rollout across Scotland -  in particular to raise awareness of and promote the advantages of smart meters to carers. Every home in Scotland will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier, free of charge, between now and 2020, replacing old gas and electricity meters.

Below is a link to the Carers UK webpage with more information on what a smart meter is, how to get one and why carers should be interested in getting one. At a time when 77% of carers face higher utility bills and are more likely to slip into fuel poverty, smart meters could really help save carers money and allow them to see if they (or their loved ones) are eligible for grants, subsidies or support.

for more details please visit  http://www.carersuk.org/scotland/training-resources/technology/smart-meters  whick includes a handy downloadable guide about Smart Meters.