People in London looking to get cheap electricity may be able to benefit from a pilot smart metering programme from EDF Energy.
The firm has announced the installation of the first 500 devices in homes across the capital as part of the scheme, which is being run in partnership with Low Carbon London.
A survey conducted by EDF before the trial began revealed the two main reasons cited by customers for adopting the technology is the ability to monitor their domestic energy use and get lower bills.
The findings of the programme may be useful when the devices are implemented across the UK, as programme director at Low Carbon London Liam O'Sullivan said: "We want to share our experiences to help inform future decision-making.
The success of the smart meter roll-out depends on collaboration."
Recently, energy minister Charles Hendry stated in a letter to the Daily Mail the technology will allow users more control over their expenses by ending estimated billing.
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