Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, and AM Huw Irranca-Davies, held a busy Smart Energy Advice Surgery this week which informed local residents about the benefits of the rollout of smart meters. 

Guests at the event in Cefn Cribwr were given a presentation about what the new technology means for their daily lives, as well as being able to raise more general issues with the two local politicians. 

Commenting on the event, Chris Elmore MP said: “I’m delighted there’s been such a good turnout at this event – it’s easy to forget how much money can be saved from your energy bill by effectively using a smart meter. Many thanks to Enid Lloyd and Cefn Cribwr Young at Heart group for partnering with us for this event.”

Over tea and biscuits, attendees were also able to ask questions of the representatives from Smart Energy GB and the local politicians. 

Mr Irranca-Davies added: “It was good to be part of the Energy Advice Surgery with Chris Elmore MP and Smart Energy GB.  Many thanks to the Cefn Cribwr Young at Heart group for hosting our event. A very informative meeting with a good turnout hearing about the benefits of smart meters.”

Some 7.7 million smart meters have already been installed across Great Britain. Smart meters will bring everyone in Ogmore and the rest of the country accurate bills at no extra cost. The amount of gas and electricity that people use will for the first time be shown in pounds and pence and in near real time. 

Consumers will also be able to see exactly how much their next bill will be and can make informed choices about their energy use. 

Fflur Lawton, Head of Policy and Communications in Wales for Smart Energy GB, said: “It’s been great talking to the group today about how smart meters will give us all much more control over and understanding of what we spend on gas and electricity, and finally put an end to estimated bills. Contact your energy supplier today to get yours installed.”

This event follows the Funding Advice Day held by the duo in February which gave community groups and local charities 1:1 access with funding providers.