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    • 47mikeg
    • By 47mikeg 7th Dec 17, 2:44 PM
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    SMART METERS -Are they a CON ?
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    • 7th Dec 17, 2:44 PM
    SMART METERS -Are they a CON ? 7th Dec 17 at 2:44 PM
    Hi
    We just wondered how others consumers are managing the current pressures from Electricity supply companies to move to smart meter based systems ?

    We are with 1st Utility who are offering free meters -however we feel there is a major catch !
    If like us you are on a dual rate meter ie a significant saving is applied to night time usage , then the move to a smart meter so we are told necessitates moving to a daytime only rate ie the loss of the savings -which is very significant if one aims to use about 30=40% of the total electricity bill as night time rate .
    This clearly is missing from all the adverts and publicity messages that so far we have seen from the companies.
    Perhaps I should also mention that Gas suppliers do not cover our village and surrounding areas -so we often miss out on Dual fuel system offers from the Utility companies !
    So as the No 1 consumer rights program and service, we wondered if it was worth investigating further , or even offering a few comments in future bulletins be it on the web site or as an item on the TV programme ?
    OR does anyone one else have any comments re this ?

    Best wishes and Thanks
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    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam1; 07-12-2017 at 9:25 PM.
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    • cajef
    • By cajef 7th Dec 17, 2:49 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 2:49 PM
    Edit your post to remove your name, address and phone number unless you want loads of junk mail and hundreds of nuisance spam phone calls.
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 7th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
    Why dont you put this in the Energy forum instead of the LPG, Oil, slid fuel and other as it's totally irrelevent to those fuels.

    And do we really need another thread on smart meters
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    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 8th Dec 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 11:40 AM
    SMART METERS -Are they a CON ?
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    • 8th Dec 17, 11:40 AM
    No. I question the wisdom of the program currently, but I would not call them a con.
    Maybe after Brexit, we won't need them anyway?

    Hi
    We just wondered how others consumers are managing the current pressures from Electricity supply companies to move to smart meter based systems ?

    We are with 1st Utility who are offering free meters -however we feel there is a major catch !
    If like us you are on a dual rate meter ie a significant saving is applied to night time usage , then the move to a smart meter so we are told necessitates moving to a daytime only rate ie the loss of the savings -which is very significant if one aims to use about 30=40% of the total electricity bill as night time rate .
    This clearly is missing from all the adverts and publicity messages that so far we have seen from the companies.
    Perhaps I should also mention that Gas suppliers do not cover our village and surrounding areas -so we often miss out on Dual fuel system offers from the Utility companies !
    So as the No 1 consumer rights program and service, we wondered if it was worth investigating further , or even offering a few comments in future bulletins be it on the web site or as an item on the TV programme ?
    OR does anyone one else have any comments re this ?

    Best wishes and Thanks
    *details removed by Forum Team*
    Originally posted by 47mikeg
    Can I get a smart meter if I am on an Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariff?

    Many suppliers who offer Economy 7 and Economy 10 tariffs are also currently offering compatible smart meters, but others haven’t started to do so yet. All suppliers will be able to support your current Economy 7 and 10 set up once they start rolling out the second generation of smart meters (due in coming months).
    Source: https://www.smartenergygb.org/en/faqs?category=what-are-smart-meters

    If you read this in conjunction with the MSE article on smart meters
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/smart-meters

    ... then wait until SMET2 meters are available from your supplier
    (....if you really still want smart meters - they are not obligatory)
    Last edited by footyguy; 08-12-2017 at 11:48 AM.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 8th Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 11:49 AM
    Did the approx three hundred threads here already on Smart meters not give you any answers...?
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 8th Dec 17, 12:48 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 12:48 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 12:48 PM
    Did the approx three hundred threads here already on Smart meters not give you any answers...?
    Originally posted by pogofish
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