Smart meters track your actual energy usage and send back the readings digitally, so no more estimated bills, overpaying for your energy or having to send in reads yourself.
By using your Valda Energy webapp or online customer portal, you can view these readings and track how much energy you are using. Being able to understand how much and when you use your energy, helps you be in control of spend.
All our SmartChoice tariff customers have the latest smart meters installed, if their current meter is not smart enabled. We can tell you if you need a smart meter upgrade and installation when we give you a quote.
We only install the latest smart meters, SMETS2, with no installation or maintenance costs to you.
SMETS2 are the most secure and safest smart meter available. Smart meters use a closed communications network to send information, so are not part of the internet. Plus they have a security system developed by industry and government experts including GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre. All smart meters are subject to the same safety regulations and testing of any in-home technological devices, complying to both UK and EU laws.
We aim to install between 4-6 weeks after supply start date. Install usually takes no more than an hour to install with the power or gas being turned off for only approximately 30 minutes. Standard installations are between 8am-6pm, out of hours installations can be made outside of these hours with prior arrangement, but an additional charge may apply.
Smart Metering Installation – Code of Practice
Valda Energy will install your smart meter in accordance with The Smart Meter Installation Schedule. This is a set of rules and standards to be followed when installing a new smart meter for a small business energy customer.
By signing up to SMIS we have promised to:
All our SmartChoice customers have access to the Valda Energy app. The app converts energy consumption data recorded by your smart meter, into an easy to view graph. You can use this graph to monitor energy consumption, spikes and trends.
The app also has a website version, available to log-in from a desktop or mobile phone, meaning you can always access your energy consumption at a time that suits you.
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In accordance with the government guidelines, the roll out of smart meters to small to medium sized business is mandated, to ensure accurate data and enable energy efficiency initiatives.
By using your Valda Energy webapp and smart meter, you can track your energy usage and have a better understanding of how and when to make energy saving changes. Simple changes like turning off appliances when not in use e.g. computer screens overnight or switching to energy saving lightbulbs can make significant changes across the year.
By reducing your energy consumption, you will reduce your energy emissions, which leads to lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.
Read our blogs for energy saving tips.
From January 2022, suppliers must comply with a new regulatory framework for the rollout of smart meters as confirmed by BEIS on 18 June 2020.
The framework sets binding annual installation targets for all suppliers in the market and will run until the end of 2025.
Our target for 2023 is to install at least 845 smart meters - see below for more information:
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