Chris Elmore MP has met with representatives from Smart Energy GB in Parliament to re-iterate the need to get a smart meter fitted.
At an event in Parliament, the Ogmore MP was updated on the roll-out of smart meters across the UK and was provided with a crash course in how to use the latest meter.
Mr Elmore commented: “Following my the Smart Energy Advice surgery I held in Cefn Cribwr recently, I know just how much money can potentially be saved by effectively using a smart meter. I’d highly encourage all local residents to contact their energy provider.”
The local MP and Assembly Member, Huw Irranca-Davies, held a busy Smart Energy Advice Surgery last month which informed local residents about the benefits of the rollout of smart meters.
Guests at the event in Cefn Cribwr were given a presentation about what the new technology means for their daily lives, as well as being able to raise more general issues with the two local politicians.
Commenting on the event, Chris Elmore MP said: “I was delighted at how good the turnout was at the event – it just shows how much people are crying out to be better informed about how they can save money by using a smart meter. Many thanks to Enid Lloyd and Cefn Cribwr Young at Heart group for partnering with us for this event.”
Over tea and biscuits, attendees were also able to ask questions of the representatives from Smart Energy GB and the local politicians.
Mr Irranca-Davies added: “It was good to be part of the Energy Advice Surgery with Smart Energy GB. Many thanks to the Cefn Cribwr Young at Heart group for hosting our event. A very informative meeting with a good turnout hearing about the benefits of smart meters.”
Some 7.7 million smart meters have already been installed across Great Britain. Smart meters will bring everyone in Ogmore and the rest of the country accurate bills at no extra cost. The amount of gas and electricity that people use will for the first time be shown in pounds and pence and in near real time.
Consumers will also be able to see exactly how much their next bill will be and can make informed choices about their energy use.
Fflur Lawton, Head of Policy and Communications in Wales for Smart Energy GB, said after the event: “It’s been great talking to the group today about how smart meters will give us all much more control over and understanding of what we spend on gas and electricity, and finally put an end to estimated bills. Contact your energy supplier today to get yours installed.”
Mr Elmore and Mr Irranca-Davies are currently planning additional Smart Energy Advice Surgeries at other locations across the constituency. If you are part of a community group who would like Smart Energy GB to come along, please call 01656 860 034.