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The smart energy revolution

The case for a smart energy system

28 September 2019

9:00 AM

28 September 2019

9:00 AM

Britain is in the middle of the biggest upgrade to its energy infrastructure in a generation.  Millions of households have already made the move to smart meters, enjoying a better understanding of their energy usage and becoming part of a cleaner, greener, smarter energy system.

 

SMARTER HOMES

 
Smart meters are helping to build a greener economy — but change begins at home.
 
36% of the UK’s electricity demand comes from households.
Delta-EE, 2019
 
73% of households with a smart meter have taken at least one step to reduce their energy usage.
Smart Energy Outlook report, March 2019
 
There are already 14.9 million smart meters installed in homes and micro-businesses across Great Britain.

 

SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY

 
A smarter energy system means that we’re all better off.
 
£100+ Annual estimated saving per household with medium usage, using a smart meter
 
… rising to £300 Annual estimated saving per household with a smart meter by 2030.
 
Smart pre-payment meters are already helping households save £75 per year on average.
All Delta-EE, 2019

 

FUTURE DEMANDS

 
The way we use electricity is changing — which means it’s time to get smart.
 
11 million electric cars estimated to be on UK roads by 2030
National Grid Future Energy Scenarios
 
… which could increase electricity demand by 15%.
Smart Meters: Unlocking the Future, Gov.UK
 
Electric vehicles are expected to account for 60% of all cars bought by 2030.
Delta-EE, 2019
 
In transport, smart meters will enable high levels of electrification delivering 54% CO2 reduction by 2035 (from 2015 levels).
Delta-EE, 2019

 

GOING GREEN

 
Halting climate change is the challenge of a generation — and smart meters are helping us to meet it.
 
Only 35% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources.
Q1 BEIS statistics
 
Smart meters will contribute to a CO2 emissions saving of 25% by 2013.
Delta-EE, 2019
 
In electricity generation, smart meters will be an essential building block for a 77% CO2 reduction by 2035 (from 2015 levels).
Delta-EE, 2019

 

THE BUSINESS CASE

 
A smart energy system will help grow and strengthen the UK’s economy.
 
£8bn The amount a truly smart energy system could save each year.
Delta-EE, 2019
 
£19bn Estimated savings for the UK economy from the deployment of a smart grid.
EY, 2012

 
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