Smart Energy GB

Logo: Smart meters, Join the energy revolution - black text with green leaves and green dial on transparent backgroundThe Law Society has partnered with Smart Energy GB to help sole practitioners and small firms understand the benefits of installing a smart meter to help manage their energy bills.

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters currently being rolled out in homes and small businesses across Great Britain by energy suppliers.

As a solicitor, a smart meter could help you feel more in control of budgeting by sending gas and electricity readings straight to your supplier.

So, rather than estimates, you’ll receive accurate energy bills, meaning that you’ll know exactly how much your practice is spending each month.

Other benefits to solicitors and their practices of getting a smart meter installed include:


  • Smart meters are the foundation of a smarter and more flexible energy system for Great Britain
  • A smart energy system uses digital technology and data to improve its efficiency. This helps the energy system better manage the supply and demand of energy, in order to reduce waste and integrate more renewables into the system
  • With future demands for electricity set to increase, it has never been more important to upgrade Britain’s energy system to one that is more sustainable and less reliant on non-renewable fuel sources


  • Smart meters can give you more control over your practice’s energy spend thanks to the data they provide. Being more aware of how much energy you’re using and when you’re using it means you can make small changes to make your practice more efficient


  • Smart meters give you accurate energy bills, so you pay for the energy your practice actually uses, rather than through estimated bills
  • This is because the smart meter digitally measures how much energy you’re using in near-real time, and sends your meter reading directly to your energy supplier at agreed intervals
  • This means you will no longer have to send meter readings to your supplier, and puts an end to estimated bills which will help to support your firm to manage your cash flow more efficiently

Smart Energy GB is the not-for-profit, government-backed campaign helping homes and small businesses across Great Britain understand the importance of smart meters and their benefits to people and the environment.

To find out more, visit the Smart Energy GB website

Disclaimer: Eligibility may vary, your energy supplier or broker can provide more information.

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