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Reviews of other Web Sites

Below is a list of web sites from suppliers and related companies offering information on Smart Meters, please click on the entry to go to the web site.

The web sites have been reviewed for size, complexity, bias and an editor's view of is it worth looking at? Depending what's important to you, you may wish to sort these sites by different factors.

Specifically the sites listed have been reviewed for:

  • Updated: the date of the last update as far as we can tell
  • Pages: number of pages devoted to Smart Meters
  • Complexity: the editors view of complexity. A higher score means more complex
  • For: to what extent is a site saying that Smart Meters are a good idea. A high score indicates a high level of support for the idea of Smart Meters
  • Against: to what extent is a site saying that Smart Meters are a bad idea. A high score indicates that this site is against Smart Meters
  • Bias: to what extent is a site biased for or against Smart Meters, or in other words gives a one sided view. A high positive score shows the site is for Smart Meters and does not portray many of the views against Smart Meters. A high negative score shows the site is against Smart Meters and does not portray many of the views for Smart Meters
  • SmartMe: the editor's view on how useful a site is for customers.
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Energy Supplier
A small supplier with a straightforward approach.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st May 2020
Pages: 4
Complexity: 40%
For: 95%
Against: 5%
Bias: 81%
SmartMe:
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npower
Energy Supplier
An updated site giving good clear information of a suppliers responsibilities for Smart Meters and a customer's options.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 14
Complexity: 35%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
SmartMe:
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AltHANCo
Industry Service
A company set up to investigate and propose ways of getting the Smart Meter HAN working where standard equipment fails.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Dec 2019
Pages: 4
Complexity: 78%
For: 90%
Against: 0%
Bias: 81%
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uSwitch
Industry Service
A simple but clear explanation of various non technical aspects of Smart Meters and customers rights.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Oct 2019
Pages: 4
Complexity: 32%
For: 86%
Against: 14%
Bias: 52%
SmartMe:
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Smart Energy GB
Industry Service
Smart Energy GB are leading Smart Meter communications with the public. Their website offers a wide range of high level information.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 8th Oct 2019
Pages: 19
Complexity: 44%
For: 90%
Against: 10%
Bias: 64%
SmartMe:
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Research
As expected the focus is on customer's rights. What data can be collected, do you have to have one, and what to do if you're not happy.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 4
Complexity: 12%
For: 88%
Against: 12%
Bias: 58%
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E.ON.
Energy Supplier
A useful site giving basic and clear information on Smart Meters. Now includes some video explanations.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jul 2019
Pages: 9
Complexity: 54%
For: 90%
Against: 5%
Bias: 72%
SmartMe:
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Ovo Energy Limited
Energy Supplier
A simple website but with some concise useful information.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Feb 2019
Pages: 15
Complexity: 35%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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ScottishPower
Energy Supplier
A good range of information on Smart Meters, including some good videos.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 13th Aug 2019
Pages: 15
Complexity: 44%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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Bristol Energy
Energy Supplier
A small supplier with a concise guide to smart meters.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Dec 2019
Pages: 5
Complexity: 30%
For: 97%
Against: 0%
Bias: 94%
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Stop Smart Meters (UK)
Campaigning Organisation
A site strongly against Smart Meters with some interesting links and content. Focuses mainly on scare stories on radio wave concerns.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Apr 2019
Pages: 19
Complexity: 55%
For: 0%
Against: 100%
Bias: 100%
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Public Health England
UK Government
A good review of the health impact of radio waves from Smart Meters. Radio waves are used to talk to the meters to do things like collect meter readings and also to communicate between the electricity meter, gas meter and IHD (In Home Display).
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 28th Jun 2017
Pages: 1
Complexity: 65%
For: 60%
Against: 50%
Bias: 1%
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Data Communications Company
Industry Service
The DCC maintain and manage the central systems communicating with Smart Meters. A good source of technical and operational documents associated with UK smart meters.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 25th Sep 2019
Pages: 38
Complexity: 85%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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British Gas
Energy Supplier
Smart meter website from the electricity and gas supplier British Gas. Offers a wider range of products and services than most suppliers.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 5
Complexity: 37%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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UK Government
UK Government
A readable guide to Smart Meters focused on the customer. A year and a half out of date though.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 4th Jan 2018
Pages: 7
Complexity: 48%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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SSE
Energy Supplier
Some limited information and guidance on Smart Meters.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Nov 2018
Pages: 3
Complexity: 28%
For: 95%
Against: 5%
Bias: 81%
SmartMe:
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EDF Energy
Energy Supplier
Brief explanations of Smart Meters but little detail.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Oct 2018
Pages: 6
Complexity: 25%
For: 95%
Against: 5%
Bias: 81%
SmartMe:
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utilita
Energy Supplier
Smart meter site for the electricity and gas supplier. Offers very limited explanations.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 16
Complexity: 30%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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Elexon
Industry Service
An overview of industry bodies and codes of practice. Focuses mainly on Elexon's own input to these. No new news items since February 2014!
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Feb 2014
Pages: 12
Complexity: 70%
For: 88%
Against: 0%
Bias: 77%
SmartMe:
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SmartMeterDangers
Campaigning Organisation
A site strongly against Smart Meters with a large number of links. Focuses mainly on radio wave concerns.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jun 2013
Pages: 7
Complexity: 90%
For: 0%
Against: 100%
Bias: 100%
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Utility Warehouse
Energy Supplier
Came late to Smart Metering. Provides some very basic information.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st May 2020
Pages: 1
Complexity: 10%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
SmartMe:
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Energy UK
Industry Service
A high level short guide to Smart Meters. The only document worth looking at is the good practice guide for site issues.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jul 2014
Pages: 4
Complexity: 22%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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Opus Energy
Energy Supplier
A few very simple pages on smart meters for businesses.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 3
Complexity: 12%
For: 100%
Against: 0%
Bias: 100%
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Shell Energy
Energy Supplier
A major energy company now coming into electricity and gas supply (took over First Utility). Some basic information on Smart Meters.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 10
Complexity: 32%
For: 92%
Against: 8%
Bias: 71%
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Energy Saving Trust
Charity
A short explanation of how Smart Meters work and their benefits, and some FAQs.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 2
Complexity: 8%
For: 97%
Against: 3%
Bias: 88%
SmartMe:
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Electralink
Industry Service
Electralink provide the data network for smart meter messages and their website focuses on this role and supplementary services for Suppliers.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2017
Pages: 1
Complexity: 17%
For: 78%
Against: 0%
Bias: 61%
SmartMe:
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Western Power Distribution Smart Metering
Meter Operator
A distribution company installing and maintaining Smart Meters. Their website focuses on their ability to provide metering services for commercial businesses.
SmartMe Analysis
Updated: 1st Jan 2019
Pages: 3
Complexity: 8%
For: 86%
Against: 0%
Bias: 74%
SmartMe:

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