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Renewable Energy => Energy Saving Technology => Topic started by: allegrif on December 03, 2015, 03:13:01 PM

Title: Do 'smart meters' really reduce consumption?
Post by: allegrif on December 03, 2015, 03:13:01 PM
Many energy suppliers are now offering 'smart meters', which let you see exactly how much electricity and gas you're going through. The idea is that these will make people more conscious of their energy usage and so more likely to cut down. Do you have one Do you think they really work?
Title: Re: Do 'smart meters' really reduce consumption?
Post by: Jemappelle on December 03, 2015, 03:28:40 PM
I think they might, although I monitor my meter most days anyway and know how much I pay per unit. I don't think they should be compulsery though. I constantly get hassled about changing mine by EON.
Title: Re: Do 'smart meters' really reduce consumption?
Post by: JamesH on December 03, 2015, 04:26:50 PM
Many energy suppliers are now offering 'smart meters', which let you see exactly how much electricity and gas you're going through. The idea is that these will make people more conscious of their energy usage and so more likely to cut down. Do you have one Do you think they really work?

I don't see them changing behavior. It's not as if you can choose to turn the fridge off, and people already know watching the TV costs money so I can't see it reducing consumption at all.
Title: Re: Do 'smart meters' really reduce consumption?
Post by: amyrd504 on February 06, 2017, 10:05:56 AM
Maybe a little bit not huge impact though.