The energy industry is using the internet of things to increase efficiency and help consumers save money on their energy bills. One significant example of this is the rollout of smart meters, which begins this year in England, Scotland and Wales.
Part of the future ‘smart grid’, smart meters will replace the old analogue metres in the majority of homes and business in Great Britain by the end of 2020. This will help to make energy use more efficient, provide real-time billing information, and reduce the costs to businesses of meter reading.
Smart meters not only provide a better way to read the meter – they demonstrate the role that connected devices has to play in our sustainable future.