Householders wanting to compare energy deals might be interested to hear that the government has unveiled plans for the rollout of smart meters.
The first wave of meters will be introduced to domestic customers in early 2014 with the view to equip every home in the country with one by 2019.
Energy secretary Chris Huhne commented that the devices will give cheap energy users more control over how they use power in the home, which could help them to save money on utility bills.
"In combination with our plans to reform the electricity market and introduce the Green Deal for home and businesses, the rollout of smart meters will help us keep the lights on while reducing emissions and getting the best possible deal for the consumer," he added.
However, action group Consumer Focus has called on the government to ensure people's data is safeguarded when energy meters are being rolled out and for energy suppliers "play fair" by the hundreds of thousands of householders who get their devices early.
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