The great smart meter rip-off: Energy giants will use devices to DOUBLE the cost of power when you need it most

Energy giants are set to use digital smart meters as a way to double the cost of power when families need it most — adding nearly £60 a year to the average bill.

A Money Mail investigation has discovered Britain’s leading power firms are expected to introduce tariffs that charge more at peak times when they roll out new electronic meters which monitor how much energy you use by the second.

It means electricity and gas used in the evenings could cost 99 per cent more than at other times — penalising everyone cooking family meals, watching popular TV shows and heating their homes on chilly winter evenings.

  1. I Actually stopped EON from gaining entry to my property to put one of these Smart Meters in a couple of months ago I told them scottish power is my provider not EON so you will not put one in my Property I Own, he turned his tail and left.

    • Quite right to refuse entry. Whatever ANYONE tells you no one has right to enter occupied property without your consent.
      Criminal Law act 1977 sect 6.

  2. The other danger is that because of the two way traffic between the meter and the company the smart meter could and almost certainly will be monitoring what goes on in the home.