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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 31st Oct 17, 5:13 PM
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    Smart Meters
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    • 31st Oct 17, 5:13 PM
    Smart Meters 31st Oct 17 at 5:13 PM
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    • Houbara
    • By Houbara 10th Sep 18, 10:12 AM
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    Notwithstanding the fact that you werenít aware of the conditions youíve nonetheless accepted a tariff that has a pricing structure commensurate with you agreeing to have smart meters fitted.

    Your refusal have Smart meters fitted has resulted in the energy company withdrawing that particular tariff;...you really canít expect to remain on a preferential smart-meter tariff whilst steadfastly refusing to have smart meters fitted.

    Perhaps it might be financially prudent to have a re-think about having the smart-meters fitted. It only takes about 2hrs or so to change both meters and there is absolutely minimal upheaval.

    You wonít need to submit meter readings,...the smart meters can be setup to do that for you. No more meter readers knocking on your door or clattering around outside.

    There are no intrinsic downsides to having smart meters fitted,...only positives; IMHO of course.

    Your choice obviously, but you are not legally obliged to have smart meters fitted. As it stands no energy company can force anyone to have smart meters fitted,...but they can withdraw smart-meter tariffs if the conditions of that tariff are not complied with.

    Alternatively, you could use this opportunity to find an alternative cheaper energy supplier;...good luck with whatever you decide to do.
    Originally posted by The Big Bamboo
    Some good points but the meter readers will keep on coming but hopefully not too often.. There are T and Cs about meter inspections which most suppliers will/should adhere to, so even if the meters are sending readings back every day the meter itself will need an inspection on occasions
    OFGEMS latest rule change on this has changed from a mandatory once every 2 years and reverted back to what is in each suppliers T and C s . That would be along the lines of "if and when they see fit to inspect the meters ".That could mean a visit once every 5 years or if unusual meter readings are noticed then they can call and check at any time between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm
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