Be Smart

Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer and Susan Calman have been campaigning for a cleaner, greener, smarter Britain.

Property TV stars Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer and comedian Susan Calman have been touring the country this summer to inspire Britain’s households to choose a smart meter. The power trio campaigned in ten cities, talking to as many Brits as possible about the small but important step everyone can take to save nearly £560 million a year.

A smart meter could help households save enough energy each year to power their home for a week – the equivalent of watching your favourite property or dancing show on the television non-stop for 147 days! If every household in Great Britain got a smart meter, we could save enough energy to power every household in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Manchester for a year.

Kirstie said: “How can you know you are wasting energy if you can’t see it? I believe if we all get smart meters, it will help make our country greener. My smart meter will be right up there with those things that I can’t imagine living without once I’ve spent enough time with it – a bit like Phil really.”

Phil told us “I’ve seen my fair share of exquisite 19th century properties over the years but I don’t think having technology from that era in our homes is a great idea these days. Choosing a smart meter over your current analogue one can save time, energy and money so my message to the public on this tour will be to take a step closer to a home that does the hard work for you.”

The recent tour was part of Smart Energy GB’s Campaign for a Smarter Britain, and there are already more than 11 million smart meters installed in homes and small businesses across Great Britain. Households can ask for a smart meter to be fitted by their energy supplier for free.

Susan Calman said: “I was sick of my old meter being some unknown and uncontrollable little monster that lived under the stairs. Instead, I got a smart meter that helps me keep tabs on my energy spend.”

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s their task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. The national campaign is reaching households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website

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