Murdo urges Mid-Scotland and Fife residents to take control of their gas and electricity, and get a smart meter

Murdo urges Mid-Scotland and Fife residents to take control of their gas and electricity, and get a smart meter

Murdo Fraser MSP has urged residents in Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire to contact their energy supplier and ask for a smart meter, following an event in the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Smart Energy GB.

Smart meters, which help consumers to measure exactly how much energy they’re using in pounds and pence, are being rolled out by energy suppliers across Great Britain. Almost seven million meters have now been installed, and eight in ten people with a smart meter would recommend one.

Key benefits of smart meters include:

  • The ability to see exactly how much gas and electricity you are using, as you use it, in pounds and pence
  • Accurate bills – no more estimates
  • Smart meters are easy to use with all the information you need available on a simple in-home display screen

With recent research (February 2017 Smart energy outlook) showing that 87 per cent of people with smart meters have a better idea of their energy costs  Murdo is urging his constituents to contact their energy supplier to arrange for their upgrade.

Murdo Fraser MSP said:

“Smart meters are a great opportunity to take control of your gas and electricity consumption and eight out of ten people who have one would recommend it.

“By being able to see how much energy you use, when you use it, you can make the right choices for your household. Smart meters also bring an end at last to the dreaded estimated bill.

“In Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire there are thousands of people who could benefit from a smart meter and I would call on them to contact their energy supplier with a view to getting one installed.”

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