Over the past few years, electricity consumption in the U.K. has reduced a few % due to more energy efficient equipment in our homes. However the national generating capacity will also reduce as coal fired power stations are taken out. Greater energy efficiency in our homes could help fill the gap, especially if Hinkley Point C doesn’t happen. Smart meter roll out into every home by 2020 is planned and these, if used correctly could help make householders more energy conscious and further reduce consumption. Have you got your smart meter yet? Ask your energy supplier when they will fit one.