There are many good reasons for wanting a smart meter, no matter how you pay for your energy.
If you pay by monthly Direct Debit, a smart meter can offer you all these great benefits:
You’ll no longer need to give us meter readings
You can be sure your statements are absolutely accurate each month
Your smart meter can help you save money on your energy bills because it provides data showing when and how you might be using more energy than you need
If you’re on an OVO PAYG plan, there are even more advantages to having a smart meter:
A smart meter can help you save money on your energy bills because it provides data showing when and how you might be wasting energy
If you choose our Smart PAYG Standard plan, you’ll still need to top up your meter payment card at a shop, but the credit is immediately transferred to your smart meter – you don’t need to go home and put the card in the meter
If you upgrade to our Smart PAYG+ plan, you can top up your meter any time, anywhere, because you can do it online, by text, or with our OVO Energy app – and also at a PayPoint shop if you wish
Smart meters are definitely a good thing, and we’re installing them in as many of our customers’ homes as we can. We’re doing this systematically, area by area, so if we haven’t reached your neighbourhood yet, rest assured that we’ll get to it as soon as we can.
This means that, at the moment, you can’t actually apply for a smart meter – but as soon as we’re due to upgrade your area, we’ll offer you the chance to switch to a new meter.
So there’s no need to apply for a smart meter – we’ll be in touch straight away when our engineers are in your area. Then you just choose an appointment and our engineer will be round to install your new smart meter/s at a time that suits you.
How can I tell whether my home is ready for a smart meter?
Smart technology is improving all the time, but right now some energy customers aren’t yet able to have a smart meter. For example, people living in high-rise flats where the meter is in the basement.
We are currently investigating new kinds of smart meter and we hope almost every home will be eligible for a smart meter in the future.
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