SailorSam wrote: »
If you're smartie, and i can ask you anything.......
What's the name of my milkman's horse ?
D_M_E wrote: »
Smart meters are all well and good, but what idiot thought it wise to commission and install smart meters which then become dumb when the customer switches suppliers?
How much money has been wasted on such installations, and how much has it added to consumers' bills?
Why was the rollout of smart metering not delayed until the smart meters were compatible with all suppliers' systems?
How much will it cost to replace the old smart meters with ones that do not become dumb when suppliers are switched, and who will end up paying for this?
beeringo wrote: »
- Suppliers will recover money lost through power theft
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victor2 wrote: »
I'm curious as to how smart meters can prevent somebody completely bypassing the meter? Maybe it's harder than with some old style meters, but not impossible?
D_M_E wrote: »
Reading your reply, you imply that there are plans to make the first generation of smart meters compatible with the central database, so I would ask why are there also plans to replace the things?
Another point - the meters are set to call home and send a reading daily by default, but the customer can choose to make this once a month and will be able to choose how much and what information can be shared with the supplier and will not be allowed to use the collected information for marketing.
Given one of OFGEM's recent outbursts in which they propose allowing suppliers to access such information, will we in fact see the sharing of this information, and what safeguards are built in to the system to ensure customers' data stays private, and are suppliers obliged to inform customers of their rights with regards to such data collection?
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