Around 4,000 Home Group tenants in London have been offered the chance to switch to Utilita Energy, with the installation of a free smart meter to help them monitor and reduce their electricity and gas consumption. Similar projects with other housing providers have enabled tenants to save up to £40 each on their annual bills.
This follows successful projects between Utilita and Home Group in the north-east and north-west of the UK where over 2,000 tenants were given smart meters as part of a wider campaign by the housing provider to tackle fuel poverty.
Carl McCaughey, assistant procurement manager, Home Group, said, “This deal is about saving our tenants money and making their lives easier by giving them smart meters. We’ve had very good feedback from our tenants in other regions who have been impressed with features like the emergency and friendly credit which stops them being automatically cut off if their balance drops below a certain level.
“Based on previous experience, we expect around 30 per cent of our tenants to choose Utilita as their new supplier and to install a meter, which could cumulatively save hundreds of pounds a year in reduced bills.”