Million meter milestone: E.ON installs one million self-reading smart meters for its customers
Self-reading smart meters are a fantastic step forward and this is a hugely important milestone for E.ON and our customers. Tomorrow is all about helping customers engage and we’re already delivering changes to make this a reality.
E.ON UK CEO says: “Smart meters bring energy supply into the modern age and represent an investment in thousands of skilled jobs.”
As part of its commitment to offering smarter solutions for its customers and to rolling out smart meters to all of its customers, E.ON has announced it has installed one million self-reading smart meters in properties across Britain.
Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “Self-reading smart meters are a fantastic step forward and this is a hugely important milestone for E.ON and our customers. Tomorrow is all about helping customers engage and we’re already delivering changes to make this a reality. From our plans to scrap the Standard Variable Tariff and introduce innovative new tariffs right through to our efforts to provide customers with the smart meters which give them the information they need to take control of how and where they use energy, helping them to lower their energy use and the amount they spend, customers can see and feel that we’re on it.
“We’re also really proud that as well as an investment that will help our customers, our smart meter programme is also providing skills jobs to thousands. We currently have more than 1,300 expert technicians installing smart meters in our customers’ properties with another 600 Smart Meter Technician and support positions available next year.”
Smart meters are being introduced as part of a government-led upgrade of the nation’s energy infrastructure and will help make estimated energy bills and the need to submit meter readings a thing of the past.
With the help of a ‘smart in-home display’, customers with smart meters can gain much greater visibility of how much energy they’re using in their homes and how much it’s costing them in near-real time. They can also set budgets and alerts so they know if they’re spending more on energy than they’ve budgeted for.
Customers should visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they’re able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.
In 2017, E.ON has recruited around 500 Smart Meter Technicians. In 2018, there will be 500 similar roles available as well as additional support positions including Field Team Leaders, Technical Specialists, Field Service Managers and Auditor roles. Further information about the roles will be made available later this year at eon-uk-careers.com.
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