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Smart Pay As You Go is here

A photo of a phone showing the Bulb Smart Pay As You Go app

Our Smart Pay As You Go energy plan is officially live. Members with a compatible smart meter can switch today and manage their energy from their phone. It’s the same great, green energy. And you can top up from anywhere.

Here at Bulb, we try to build things that help people make smarter, greener decisions at home. So we’re happy to say that after a successful Beta trial, Bulb’s Smart Pay As You Go energy plan is officially live. Members on the plan will be able to use their phone to top up and keep track of their spending on energy. Plus, they’ll get 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas, just like all Bulb members.

Top up from anywhere

Smart Pay As You Go members can top up from anywhere, at any time. Log in to your Bulb account to top up online, or download the app to top up from your phone. The app makes it easy to keep an eye on your account balance and how long you have left until you need to top up. It’s also rated the best energy app for Apple and Android (if we say so ourselves). Just in case, we send every member a card too, so you can top up at any PayPoint store if you prefer – there are 28,000 in the UK.

A photo of a Bulb member topping up using the Smart Pay As You Go app
You can top up from anywhere via the Bulb Smart Pay As You Go app.

Green energy as standard

We don’t think people should have to choose between what’s right for the planet and what’s simple to use. So we’re proud to be the only large energy company in the UK to offer a Smart Pay As You Go plan with 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas. We don’t charge our members extra for green energy.

More features coming soon

Being able to top up with your feet up is definitely a win. But we’re not stopping here. We’re building new features in the app for Smart Pay As You Go members. We're planning a feature to help you automatically top up your account every week, every month or when your balance gets low. And soon, you’ll be able to see charts in the app which show your energy usage over time. We're hoping to offer personalised advice about lowering your energy usage (and your bills) based on the data we receive from your smart meter, too.

Switch today with a compatible smart meter

For now, our Smart Pay As You Go plan is available for new and current members with a compatible smart meter. In 2021, members with traditional meters will be able to book a smart meter installation and switch to Smart Pay As You Go.


We think Smart Pay As You Go is pretty exciting, and we hope you do too. Got questions? Join the conversation in the Bulb community.