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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 21st Jan 17, 4:23 PM
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    Compulsory Smart Meters.
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    • 21st Jan 17, 4:23 PM
    Compulsory Smart Meters. 21st Jan 17 at 4:23 PM
    On behalf of mum!

    She came home to a letter, from Eon, saying she had to have a smart meter fitted.

    Des she have to?

    Also how big are they as this seems to be her biggest concern.

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    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 21st Oct 17, 5:33 PM
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    Thanks but that doesn't answer my question, there is no developer ... only a builder and as far as he is concern I can have what I want I've only got to tell him which supplier I want to go with and they will install the meters. Now, like anybody else I will be attracted to the cheapest supplier but I imagine most energy suppliers will want to install a smart meter but I don't particularly want one, so back to the question "With a new build do I have to have a smart meter installed or can I insist on a conventional meter?"
    Originally posted by Freepost
    Many of the smaller suppliers are not yet installing smart meters. They are waiting for the dust to settle. Nobody can force you to have a smart meter but some suppliers may elect to fit a smart meter without a connected communications module. Why would they want to buy and support old analogue meters for the few that will want to halt progress? What they fit will be a meter that can be read by the end user.
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 21st Oct 17, 6:07 PM
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    Many of the smaller suppliers are not yet installing smart meters. They are waiting for the dust to settle. ...
    Originally posted by Hengus
    According to Ofgem,

    All energy suppliers must aim to install smart meters in every home in England, Wales and Scotland by 2020.

    (NI seems to have got a pass.)

    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/household-gas-and-electricity-guide/understand-smart-prepayment-and-other-energy-meters/smart-meters-your-rights

    But I'm with PFP, and I haven't heard a peep from them about smart meters.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 21st Oct 17, 6:15 PM
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    Hengus
    According to Ofgem,

    All energy suppliers must aim to install smart meters in every home in England, Wales and Scotland by 2020.

    (NI seems to have got a pass.)

    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/household-gas-and-electricity-guide/understand-smart-prepayment-and-other-energy-meters/smart-meters-your-rights

    But I'm with PFP, and I haven't heard a peep from them about smart meters.
    Originally posted by antrobus
    Not many customers so only a few meters. A lot of the smaller companies are watching the Big 6 and when they find out which SMETS2 actually meters work, and which donít, they will outsource the problem to a third-party meter installation company.
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