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Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer Campaign for a Greener, Smarter Britain at intu Merry Hill

Property TV stars Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are touring the country to inspire Britain’s households to choose a smart meter.

Property TV stars Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer and comedian Susan Calman are touring the country this summer to inspire Britain’s households to choose a smart meter.

The power trio will set off on their campaign to 10 cities, talking to as many Brits as possible about the small but important step everyone can take for a cleaner, greener, smarter future that could also save nearly £560 million a year.

The tour will visit intu Merry Hill on Monday 25 June 2018.

A smart meter could help households save enough energy each year to power their home for a week – the equivalent of watching your favourite property or dancing show on the telly non-stop for 147 days.

If every household in Great Britain got a smart meter, we could save enough energy to power every household in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Manchester for a year. Kirstie Allsopp said: “How can you know you are wasting energy if you can’t see it? I believe if we all get smart meters, it will help make our country greener. My smart meter will be right up there with those things that I can’t imagine living without once I’ve spent enough time with it – a bit like Phil really.”

Phil Spencer said: “I’ve seen my fair share of exquisite 19th century properties over the years but I don’t think having technology from that era in our homes is a great idea these days. Choosing a smart meter over your current analogue one can save time, energy and money so my message to the public on this tour will be to take a step closer to a home that does the hard work for you.”

The regional tour, part of Smart Energy GB’s Campaign for a Smarter Britain, will visit cities across Great Britain. Kirstie, Phil and Susan will meet the public to rally support for us all to take a step towards a smarter Britain.

There are already more than 11 million smart meters installed in homes and small businesses across Great Britain. Households can ask for a smart meter to be fitted by their energy supplier for free.

Susan Calman said: “I was sick of my old meter being some unknown and uncontrollable little monster that lived under the stairs. Instead, I got a smart meter that’s more like a nerdy pal that helps me keep tabs on my energy spend. I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to life so this is just what I need to control my energy in the summer so I can spend more in the winter.”

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB, said: “Britain is in the midst of one of the most significant infrastructure upgrades ever undertaken. I love the passion that Kirstie, Phil and Susan are bringing to challenging us all to take a small step in each of our homes that adds up to a big result for Great Britain.”

See Kirsty, Phil and Susan at intu Merry Hill on Monday 25 June 2018 on the lower mall near H Samuel.