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Smart meters are not compulsory; it’s entirely the bill payer’s choice. Energy suppliers are obligated to take all reasonable steps to install Smart meters to all homes and small businesses across Great Britain by the end of 2020, but whether you accept them is completely up to the bill payer.

Although you may not want a Smart meter at present, Alt HAN Equipment may still be installed within the building, to allow other users to access and enjoy the benefits of Smart metering. Once the Alt HAN Equipment is installed, this would make it easier to have a Smart meter in the future.