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About smart meters for small businesses: the benefits

There are many different benefits to getting a smart meter if you're a business owner. This page lists those benefits and also shows you real-life scenarios where getting a smart meter has helped. We've also developed the smart meters for small businesses leaflet in case that's easier for you.

We've created a handy leaflet that contains all the information above and more!

To download the full leaflet, click on the button below:

Smart meters for small businesses

If you're ready to request a smart meter for your small business, simply enter your energy supplier in the box below and we’ll connect you. If your business works with a Third Party Intermediary (TPI) or broker, please contact them directly to request your smart meter.

We believe that Octopus Energy is now responsible for Affect Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Octopus Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy are responsible for Ampower UK customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We believe that Yu Energy PLC is now responsible for Bristol Energy Business customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Pozitive Energy is now responsible for Contract Natural Gas customers. Therefore we will connect you with Pozitive Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

You can continue your smart meter journey at your supplier's website. They will take your request forward.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We believe that Shell Energy are responsible for Hudson customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Shell Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Smartest Energy is responsible for MA Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Smartest Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that British Gas is responsible for PFP Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with British Gas who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

To book your smart meter installation, please contact Pozitive Energy's Customer Care Team on 0333 370 9900. We will be taking you to their website now, where you can login for more information.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but you can still visit their website and contact them directly. They will take your request forward.

You can continue your smart meter journey at your supplier's website. They will take your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy is now responsible for Xcel Energy customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy is now responsible for Whoop Energy customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

3 benefits for getting a smart meter for your small business

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Making Bills Simpler

Smart meters send automated bills direct to your energy supplier, saving your business time for other tasks.

 

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Goodbye to Estimated Billing

Smart meters mean accurate, not estimated, bills – meaning you only pay for the energy you use.

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Do Your Bit For The Environment

From the moment your smart meter is installed, you are helping create a smart energy system which could ultimately help reduce our carbon emissions as a nation.

Which businesses can get a smart meter?

Whether your business can get a smart meter or not is based on:

  • the number of employees your business has
  • your business' annual turnover
  • your business' energy consumption.

You may be eligible for a smart meter if your business:

  • has fewer than ten employees, or their full-time equivalent (including the business owner)* or;
  • has an annual turnover of less than £1.67 million or;
  • uses no more than 100,000 kWh of electricity per year or;
  • uses no more than 293,000 kWh of gas per year

*You may also be able to get a smart meter installed if you have a small business with more than ten employees based on the annual turnover and energy consumption criteria listed above.

To find out if your business is eligible for a smart meter, contact your energy supplier or broker for more information. Find out more about how you can get a smart meter installed for your business now.

How others have used smart meters to help their businesses

Request your smart meter

If you haven’t already got a smart meter, you can request one from your energy supplier below. If your business works with a Third Party Intermediary (TPI) or broker, please contact them directly to request your smart meter.

Request your smart meter

Want to find out more?

  • Request a smart meter - find everything you need to know about how to request a smart meter for your small business with our step-by-step guide.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How long does installation take?

Installations normally take about two hours and are arranged in advance so that you can make any necessary arrangements beforehand to ensure minimal disruption to your normal business operations.

Will my small business be charged to get a smart meter?

Many small businesses can get a smart meter at no extra cost. Depending on your business’s energy supplier and tariff, you may be charged for a part of the upgrade or for access to your energy usage data. Your supplier will let you know about any charges up-front.

Can I arrange installation outside of working hours?

Energy suppliers will work with you to find a time that’s convenient for you both. Some suppliers offer installations on a Saturday or in the evening to minimise disruption to your small business; please speak to your supplier to find out what is available.

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