Smart meters are transforming the way we use and think about energy.
As host of COP26, the UK is committed to making significant cuts to carbon emissions by 2030, with a net-zero target by 2050. To achieve these collective goals and create a greener, sustainable future, we need to make significant changes to our energy consumption.
With a smart meter, you will have all your energy data at your fingertips, so you'll find ways to improve your energy efficiency, lowering your costs and carbon footprint.
From helping you cut your carbon footprint to identifying ways to save money, now is a great time to find out what a smart meter could do for you.
If your business has up to nine sites, you qualify for one of our SMETS2 smart meters - improving many of the features of its predecessor, they provide reliable, accurate readings and usage data. With SMETS2, you’ll enjoy the full range of smart metering benefits – no more manual readings or estimated bills, and access to your energy data. There's no additional cost to have one installed, and you'll be on your way to a greener, smarter future. Thousands of businesses have already made the switch to smart. Don't delay - find out today what a smart meter could do for you.
Smart meters record your energy use and send us your readings automatically. That spells an end to the hassle of manual meter readings and estimated bills. To unlock the true power of your smart meter, you need to use the data it provides. That’s why all our smart meter packages include access to SSE Clarity – our free online energy management platform. SSE Clarity helps you understand how your business uses energy, giving you the chance to reduce your consumption and lower your bills.
Larger businesses (organisations with 10 sites or more) can now enjoy the benefits of smart technology, save money, and help reduce carbon emissions.
The smart meter rollout is part of a UK-wide initiative to help businesses manage energy more efficiently, reducing costs and the environmental impact. By upgrading your meters to smart, you will be choosing a greener journey for your business. You will also help the UK create a more efficient energy system and pave the way for new technologies.
Second-generation SMETS2 smart meters offer a range of intelligent functions, including accurate readings completed remotely, bringing an end to estimated billing and manual meter readings. With bills reflecting your actual energy consumption, you’ll be able to improve budgeting and forecasting.
You will also have access to your business's consumption data through our free energy management platform, SSE Clarity. This insight will allow you to find ways to reduce energy use, which can help lower your costs and carbon footprint.
Most premises will be eligible for a SMETS2 smart meter. However, it may be more appropriate to install an Automated Meter Reading (AMR) smart meter or a half-hourly meter in some cases.
We work closely with our experienced installation partners to ensure our installations are bespoke and hassle-free. For larger projects, like our work with this major housing association, we'll assign a Project Manager from SSE Energy Solutions to manage your rollout, oversee appointments and coordinate with key stakeholders.
Imagine you could see exactly how and when your business uses energy 24/7? SSE Clarity, our free online energy management tool, enables you to do just that, however big or small your business.
SSE Clarity presents your smart meter data in easy-to-understand charts. You can then see how best to cut your energy usage, reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Our Smart Data Guide can tell you more about how we record, store and use the data from your smart meter. Don’t have a smart meter yet? We’ll install one at no extra cost.
Get SSE Clarity to see more clearly where you could save on energy – free with all our energy plans.
A few simple changes to your business can make a big difference to your energy efficiency and profit margins – vital if you’re in a high-consumption industry.
Install a smart meter to help you find ways to save energy and money. And consider the long-term benefits of investing in energy-efficient heating and appliances.
Build a routine of good practices to reduce waste in your workplace, like turning off computers and lights and reducing thermostats. When your efficiency strategy enhances working conditions, it can boost your employees’ well-being and productivity.
Need some help? Whether you’re thinking about getting a smart meter or you’ve already had one installed, our frequently asked questions could hold the answer you’re looking for.