Energy: Meters

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the average reduction in annual household energy consumption from installing a smart meter.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Our central estimate of the gross annual reductions in energy demand for domestic consumers is 2.8% for electricity (credit and pre-payment meters), and 2% for gas credit and 0.5% for gas pre-payment meters when using smart meters in conjunction with In Home Displays.

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