Which energy companies are not pushing smart meters?

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Which energy companies are not pushing smart meters? I don't want one at the present time. 
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  • Gerry1
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    Try the smaller companies, who are also likely to be the cheapest.  The Citizens Advice comparison site is very handy because it lists the relevant requirements if you click through to 'Tariff information'.
    Don't forget to compare separate suppliers as well as dual fuel.
  • pearl123 said:
    Which energy companies are not pushing smart meters? I don't want one at the present time. 
    All suppliers - large or small - have agreed smart meter rollout targets. If they fail to achieve the agreed targets, they face an Ofgem fine. Can I ask why you are saying ‘I don’t want one at this time’?
  • OP could be shielding and would want to wait until the pandemic is over before having one? - I would assume that most suppliers would make exceptions if that's the case.
  • Exile28
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    I can confirm https://green.energy/ are not at present but as most have said the smaller suppliers do not seem to be pushing them at this time.
  • Exile28 said:
    I can confirm https://green.energy/ are not at present but as most have said the smaller suppliers do not seem to be pushing them at this time.
    Green Energy would seem to have different view:

    https://green.energy/news/smart-meter-rollout
  • Swipe
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    Symbio is not pushing them
  • You do not have to have to have a smart meter they are not compulsory  
    Suppliers can offer you one but it's your right to refuse they cannot force you , but should your dumb meter fail if you want a dumb meter fitting you have to pay
    I can not see absolutely any benefit for me having one, this it will save you money is complete rubbish
    A fancy IHD will not save you anything and I would bet most find their way to the bottom of a cupboard or drawer in weeks
  • rp1974
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    Swipe said:
    Symbio is not pushing them
    Symbio couldn't push a customer service team off a cliff,oh wait that explains much.
  • Tokmon
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    You do not have to have to have a smart meter they are not compulsory  
    Suppliers can offer you one but it's your right to refuse they cannot force you , but should your dumb meter fail if you want a dumb meter fitting you have to pay
    I can not see absolutely any benefit for me having one, this it will save you money is complete rubbish
    A fancy IHD will not save you anything and I would bet most find their way to the bottom of a cupboard or drawer in weeks

    Smart meters are not for your benefit they are for the energy companies benefit so they can automatically get readings and generate accurate bills and also for the national grids benefit so they can eventually have better information about energy usage to generate electricity more efficiently in the future. 

    They should have never made smart meters a customers choice because meter changes have never been a customers choice in the past.
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    edited 3 February 2021 at 1:39PM
    Some smaller supplies have been slow to rollout SMETS2 smart meters, but they are under the Ofgem cosh to up their game:

    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2020/06/open_letter_2020_smart_rollout_progress_and_forward_look.pdf

    Quote: All suppliers must take all reasonable steps to roll out smart meters to their domestic and small non-domestic customers by 30 June 2021 (previously 31 December 2020). For larger suppliers, we will be asking for updated rollout plans to reflect the extension to the obligation. Unquote
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