If you get a smart energy meter now you should get the following benefits – some of these benefits will be felt immediately, Riken is the leading manufacturers of Energy meters in Chandigarh Panchkula .The major benefits of energy meters others will build up over time and as the technology evolves:
Accurate bills – the smart meter will send information to your energy supplier on how much energy you have used, so you shouldn’t receive any more estimated bills. If you receive a smart meter before 2014, you should be aware that it may take a couple of months after your smart meter is installed before you get an accurate bill.
Less time waiting in for the meter reader – though some visits from your energy supplier may still be necessary to check the meter is working properly. Your energy supplier will also still visit occasionally for a routine safety check.
Choose to change from a prepayment to a credit meter, and vice versa, without needing to have your meter changed.
If you have a smart meter in prepayment mode, it should become easier to top up your meter. Energy suppliers are expected to offer more convenient ways to top up, for example online, over the phone or with a mobile phone app. However cash payment will always be accepted.
A standard in-home energy display, at no additional cost – this has a small screen which shows how much energy you’re using at any one time. It will give information on how much energy you used in a previous period, eg previous week, last month etc, so you can keep track of your energy usage and budget more easily.
Some energy suppliers will offer additional services to help you understand what you’re using, such as online information, more detailed bills, or apps for your mobile phone.
Could help you save money – by knowing what you’re using, and having an idea of which appliances use the most energy, you may be able to reduce your energy usage and save money.
Some customers may be able to benefit from different tariffs, which may give you better rates or rewards for using your energy at different times of day.
Reduced theft of energy – from being able to prevent and detect theft of energy more easily so you won’t have to pay for stolen energy.
Faster resolution of problems – where there are technical problems and faults with the supply of energy, smart meters should make it easier and quicker to identify and fix the problem. This means less inconvenience and may mean less time without your energy supply.
Micro-generation – if you generate your own electricity, eg you have solar panels or a wind turbine, you will have a meter at the point of generation that measures how much electricity is being generated. In addition, from 2014 your smart meter will be able to record and monitor how much energy you sell back to the Grid. However, the standard energy display will not show this information; if you want this to be displayed on your energy display, you would need to buy a more advanced version.
In the future, as the technology develops and more customers have smart meters, there should be more benefits for customers such as faster and easier switching, benefits to prepayment meter customers and improved customer service.
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