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Free resources available to promote smart meters to tenants

SFHA has been working with Smart Energy GB to promote the roll out of smart meters across Scotland. This year, we want to support our members to reach out to tenants on low incomes to let them know the potential benefits of having their own smart meter.

 

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SFHA is encouraging all members to engage in face-to-face conversations with their low income tenants about the rollout to support them to understand the benefits of smart meters, including making budgeting and saving simpler.

Through direct engagement with tenants on the rollout, housing associations can support their tenants by:

  • Demonstrating how a smart meter can help with budgeting;
  • Helping them to overcome concerns around financial uncertainty resulting from having a smart meter installed; and
  • Increasing tenants’ interest in getting a smart meter.

Free resources

To help members reach their tenants, Smart Energy GB has created a specialist leaflet for housing associations to use to communicate with their low income tenants.

You can order printed copies of the leaflet to use in conversations with your tenants. To order printed copies of the leaflet, please visit the Smart Energy GB Resource centre. If you’d like it co-branded with your organisation’s logo, contact Conor Hill, SFHA Policy and Public Affairs Officer, at chill@sfha.co.uk.

You can also find other support materials, social media images, and videos on the Resource centre. Hints and tips on how to use the materials to engage with your tenants can be found on the SFHA website.

Have your say

SFHA would love to hear from our members about the work they are doing to support their tenants with the smart meter rollout. To share your stories, please contact SFHA Policy and Public Affairs Officer Conor Hill at chill@sfha.co.uk.

You also play an important role in helping us understand what tenants think about smart meters and our campaign, which helps inform what Smart Energy GB do in the future.

SFHA is encouraging members to distribute consumer surveys to the tenants they speak to about smart meters. If you have conversations, run activity, or distribute information about smart meters, please also distribute a survey. Copies of the survey are available for download online and can be returned by you, or the tenants themselves, via a Freepost address found at the bottom of the survey.

Find out more

For more information on this campaign, or ideas on how to engage with your tenants, please get in touch with Conor Hill, SFHA Policy and Public Affairs Officer, at chill@sfha.co.uk or 0141 332 8113.

You can also find more information and resources on the smart meter rollout on the SFHA website.