• New Scottish Gas data shows more than 7,800 smart meters have now been installed in Ochil and South Perthshire homes
  • All homes and businesses in Britain are being offered smart meters by the end of 2020
  • Luke Graham MP encourages more local constituents to consider smart meters to control energy use in the home

Local MP Luke Graham is calling on residents to think smart about their energy use this summer, as new Scottish Gas data reveals more than 7,800 smart meters have already been installed in homes in Ochil and South Perthshire.

The MP is showing his support for the initiative following a smart meter demonstration by local Smart Energy Expert, Colin Marwick.

Luke Graham MP welcomed the news from Scottish Gas that some residents had already had smart meters installed, free of charge, and encouraged other constituents to consider having them to help manage their energy. 

Smart meters replace traditional meters and come with a smart energy monitor, showing how much energy is being used and what it is costing, in pounds and pence, in near real-time. Smart meters also mean an end to estimated bills as they automatically send meter readings to the supplier.

Luke Graham, Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, said: “Smart meters put people in control of their energy use and that’s why it’s positive to hear that many homes here in Ochil and South Perthshire have already embraced this technology. I’d encourage everyone to find out more about the benefits of smart meters.

Getting a smart meter means you can start benefitting from more accurate bills and greater control of your energy. If you already have a smart meter and want to switch supplier, check with your new energy supplier about what that means for your meter.”

Scottish Gas Smart Energy Expert, Colin Marwick installs smart meters in homes across Ochil and South Perthshire and has been specially trained to help customers better understand their energy use. He commented: “Getting smart meters installed means you can see how much gas and electricity you’re using so you can stop using energy you don’t need to.

“Small changes, like unplugging electronics when they are not in use, and only filling the kettle with the water you need can save energy.”

All homes and businesses in Britain are being offered smart meters by the end of 2020. To find out more about having smart meters installed for free in your home, visit