EDF: End of Life Meter and Providing My Own New Meter (non-smart)
First post here, prompted by EDF's continued barrage of increasingly aggressive messages about fitting a smart meter, now stating that my existing meter has reached end of life (it probably has). My question appears to stray into a bit of a grey area. I simply don't want a smart meter (for various, non-conspiratorial reasons that include mistrust), and I have managed to source a company that provides new, traditional meters (an RDL single phase meter via tester dot co dot uk).
I'm also aware that the Electricity Act 1989 (schedule 7) allows consumers to provide their own meter, and the energy supplier needs to provide a valid reason to refuse them to do so:
An authorised supplier may refuse to allow one of his customers to provide a meter only if there are reasonable grounds for his refusal.
I guess my question boils down to whether EDF are going to play ball and allow one of their engineers (or a suitably qualified professional) to fit a meter that I've sourced myself. Will they try to make it impossible by charging an extortionate fee? Maybe there's alternative ways they can prevent this from happening by stating some obscure legal fidgy-widgy-ness.
It would be great to hear of any other reports of consumers providing their own meters; I've had a good hunt around the various websites and forums, but so far I can't find any cases where this has occurred.
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