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Smart meter Q's -
- Load limiting
- Load shedding
- Surge pricing
- Individual property pricing
Sometimes a different perspective can be useful.
With - guess what- a smart meter.
Looks like they are going to use that trick to compel us to have one. I don't object in principle but I know it won't work - our meters are in big Victorian coal cellars under the concrete of the ground floor. There is no mobile signal or wifi signal down there. I read my meters most days and keep a spreadsheet so I know how much I am using
Of course, it needs to be a smart meter.
(they have been pushing for me to upgrade for ages, but think its disingenuous to use this excuse)
Also, according to the MSE articles, it is not mandatory to accept a smart meter.
Could they use the excuse that a smart meter is all they have?
Do you get a choice where its installed?
Are they more convenient than physical meters? (I dont mind sending a meter reading every 3 months)
My biggest fear is that the readings might get scrambled somehow, and I am charged 1,000s when I clearly havent used that much.