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How a smart meter works

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The government is planning to introduce new smart meters to measure the amount of energy we use.

They claim the technology could end wrongly estimated bills.

Companies will be able to remotely read the meters and it is estimated they could save consumers millions each year.

The BBC's business reporter John Moylan takes a look at how the meter works in one East London home.

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