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Your meter is approaching its use-by date and needs to be replaced
edited 24 February at 11:32AM in Energy
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Is SM voltage data included in the data that Suppliers receive?
Another example of what the Smart Grid is making possible:
‘ Data produced by smart meters and electricity substations highlight where a potential fault may occur on the electricity network, helping engineers find exact locations where repairs are needed and sometimes before power drops and customers are even aware of an issue.
However, they sent me the email yesterday(!) and I felt strangely quite relieved! Is that weird? We will be having brand new meters and I won't have to send readings any more. Obviously like you I will be taking my own readings for a while but I think it's the way forward. Not looking forward to having meters actually replaced but from what I gather the engineers are good and act quickly - they've obviously had a lot of practise. So now, from initially feeling I didn't want to, I'm quite looking forward. My neighbour has a smart meter and she thinks it's much better. And this thread has been helpful so thank you for that.
I'm sure we will be okay. I'm going to book my appointment over the weekend. At least I feel like someone else shared my initial trepidation - and we are now going for it! Yay.
Tbh I was wondering if my old meters were working properly, the electricity one certainly is about twenty years old, installed before we moved here. The gas one is about 15 years old so they are both past it. All being well, bills will be a bit smaller if we can see what we're using too. All good!
Thanks again. I feel like we are in this together.
Aerosopace industry does this with avionics, hydraulics and mechanical parts.
1 unit off, old one sent back for refurb, then back to stock.
And SSE did that with my meter clock gave me a refurb one.
Engineer said they had loads of refurb units at the main depot.
Meters used to be removed and repaired, they were never put back into the same house though. There was also a period of time when a disputed meter was found accurate it was re-sealed and put back into service.