Wisley’s Christmas lights smarten up this season

  The Christmas lights at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) gardens in Wisley will be connected to smart meters this festive season. Smart Energy GB has teamed up with the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow
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The Christmas lights at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) gardens in Wisley will be connected to smart meters this festive season.

Smart Energy GB has teamed up with the RHS to install a series of interactive lights, allowing visitors walking the trail to switch on lights in trees, around sculptures and above lakes, while displaying to them how much energy is being used.

The energy firm hopes the installation will demonstrate how easy smart meters are to use and show the public how small changes in energy behavior can reduce spending in the home.

Smart meters mean customers can be confident they are only paying for what power is used by displaying costs in real-time.

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB, said: “We are passionate about making sure that everyone in Britain knows what a smart meter is, how to get one and how to use it to get their gas and electricity under control.

“By working with RHS we will be able to bring to life how smart meters help people, particularly those on fixed incomes such as pensioners can bring their energy bills under control.”