Homeowners looking to compare energy companies' prices may be interested to learn independent firm first:utility plans a national smart meter roll-out.
The firm plans to conduct the operation with experienced smart meter installation company OnStream, which it has been working with since the beginning of October, reports SmartMeters.com.
First:utility intends to begin the roll-out in the east and west Midlands and plans to help customers switch energy practices to adopt greater efficiency and produce reduced emissions within the home.
Martin Moir, head of sales at first:utility, told the website: "Since our launch, first:utility has always aimed to provide our customers with a real alternative when it comes to a more intelligent approach to energy."
The government also plans to launch a nationwide roll-out of smart meters at a cost of nearly £10 billion by 2020, but specific details have not been released.
Energy suppliers stand to benefit from the roll out as they will no longer have to send round staff to read meters.
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