Mark Pawsey MP encourages more constituents to get a smart meter to control energy use in the home

Local MP Mark Pawsey is calling on residents to ‘think smart’ about their energy use, as new British Gas data reveals more than 8,000 smart meters have already been installed in homes across Rugby.

The MP is showing his support for the initiative following a smart meter demonstration by local Smart Energy Expert, Amar Pawar. As a British Gas Smart Energy Expert, Amar installs smart meters in homes across the region and has been specially trained to help customers better understand their energy use

Mark welcomed the news that many residents have already had smart meters installed, at no extra cost, and encouraged other constituents to consider using one to help manage their energy. Smart meters replace traditional meters and come with a smart energy monitor, showing how much energy is being used and what it costs in near real-time. Smart meters also mean an end to estimated bills as they automatically send meter readings to the supplier.

All homes and businesses in Great Britain are being offered smart meters to upgrade the country’s ageing energy system and to help improve energy efficiency in our homes.

Mark commented:

“Smart meters put people in control of their energy use and that’s why it’s positive to hear that many homes here in Rugby have already embraced this technology. I’d encourage everyone to find out more about the benefits of smart meters.”

Mark continued:

“As a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee we have looked carefully at how the adoption of smart meters can help people save money by reducing their energy use. This of course has the added benefit of meaning that people are reducing their carbon emissions through more efficient energy use and will help us address the challenges of climate change.”

Amar Pawar added:

“Getting smart meters installed means you can see how much gas and electricity you’re using so you can stop using energy you don’t need to. Small changes, like unplugging electronics when they are not in use, and only filling the kettle with the water you need, can save energy.”