Linking Energy Efficiency Measures with the Roll Out of Smart Metering

27 August 2015

Over the lifetime of the current parliament almost every domestic property will be visited to install smart meters, and associated energy displays and communications equipment. The initial benefits for consumers of accurate bills, easier switching, and increased awareness of energy use and costs will begin to be delivered as soon as equipment is installed. There is currently no link between this highly significant program and wider energy efficiency schemes for consumers. Secretary of State Amber Rudd, stated that energy efficiency is the key measure for households to reduce costs, and to help the country meet its climate change obligations. This paper outlines a methodology that can use the smart meter roll out as a catalyst for consumers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.