Smart Metering Implementation Programme [SMIP]

An energy-industry led programme which aims to roll-out approximately 53 million smart electricity and gas meters to domestic properties and non-domestic sites in Great Britain. The aim of the SMIP is to provide consumers with “real time” information on their energy consumption to help them:

– control and manage their energy use;
– save money and reduce carbon emissions;
– bring an end to estimated billing; and
– make informed purchasing decisions reducing the barriers to switching between suppliers.

It also aims to support Great Britain’s transition to a low carbon economy and meet some of the challenges in ensuring an affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply.

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