[UsersTCP16] What's the right method to find how much energy smart meters save?

Smart meters are a critical part of the energy transition, but how much energy does their installation save? Measuring savings from smart meters is not easy. How do we model smart metered households’ counterfactual consumption? How much energy would these households have consumed had their supplier not installed a smart meter?

Andrew Schein from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Kevin Gornall from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will explain how the impact of smart meters on household energy consumption can be accurately analysed, drawing on the recently published guidance BIT developed for BEIS and energy suppliers.


  • Andrew Schein (BIT)
  • Kevin Gornall (BEIS)




Further reading

Guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis | The Behavioural Insights Team (bi.team)