Published: 29 March 2015
WHEN Malcolm Wilson had a smart meter fitted in his small architecture practice, his monthly energy bills rocketed 1,906%. He was shocked to discover that just boiling a kettle was now costing him £4.50.
The 61-year-old could not believe that his monthly electricity bills had jumped from £12.35 to £247.80, as he worked in a small, well-insulated office with just one colleague. “We have an electric wall heater but we don’t use it,” said Wilson, who runs Black Box Architects in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Smart meters allow customers to see how much energy they are using, and that data is also sent direct to the power supplier, bringing an end to estimated billing.
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