Easy read information about the smart meter rollout

A smart meter is a new type of gas and electricity meter. Smart meters will be fitted in 26 million homes by 2020 as part of the GB’s national rollout.

Smart meters show the amount of gas and electricity you’re using, and how much this is costing you in pounds and pence, on a portable screen. They also send meter readings directly to the energy supplier. This means no need for estimated bills, waiting to have your meter read or sending in readings yourself.

It’s important that people have the right information so that they can decide whether to have a smart meter installed or not.

BILD has partnered with Smart Energy GB to make sure that the right information and support is available for people with learning disabilities.

This information was developed with the support of self advocates from a number of advocacy organisations.

You can download the easy read information here: