jbw63

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Monday 28th May 2018


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jbw63

12:24 PM, 1st November 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by FirstNinjaGamer at 01/11/2020 - 05:57Hi FirstNinjaGamer,
Re the London property, this is exactly where I'm at exactly ONE full year on AFTER switching suppliers having been originally FALSELY been told by the energy sales team of my current energy supplier that if I switched suppliers my meter would switch over so I could still self-monitor my supply without any issues. Scottish Power refuse to replace the meter with one "currently fit for purpose", and yet they STILL have absolutely no idea and no deadline as to when (frankly it sounds like, if) the software issues will be fixed.
I appreciate you checking for me though.
Regarding the Bristol property, I am refusing the offer of a SMETS1 nor am I going to have a SMETS2 installed in the Bristol property until I know the whole switching-over system is working seemlessly at national level.
Frankly I would be far better off in the London property right now with my original meter-at least I could easily read it.
Another point is that other friends whom have had smart meters installed and have not switched complain to me that they also can't read their smart meter, and although the monitor indicates how much they are spending, the monitor doesn't report the actual meter reading itself, and they do not like the fact that the monitor neither states the unitary reading and the new smart meters don't display this either. They therefore, rightly or wrongly, don't trust them.... Read More

jbw63

14:20 PM, 31st October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by FirstNinjaGamer at 31/10/2020 - 13:07
Hi FirstNinjaGamer:
possibly: Secure?
Elec: Liberty 100 - type E180B1
Gas: Liberty EG4v11
Thanks... Read More

jbw63

13:03 PM, 31st October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by FirstNinjaGamer at 31/10/2020 - 11:39
FirstNinjaGamer - 14 March 2019 - that is very interesting. OFGEM didn't tell me this when I called them a few months back.

To Gunga Din - it seems that it is not just Utility that is in non-compliance then....

Anyhow, great, that just supports my current position going back to EON - a big firm 'no' to them installing a SMETS1 in my Bristol property as since 14/03/19 they are not being compliant with OFGEM targets and will be fined.
.... AND the software is not yet working!

As to the London property - there is still no hope of my current energy provider Scottish Power fixing my SMETS1 meter since I switched to them over a year ago now (after their sales team telling me that my meter switch would work at point of agreeing to switch to them!) ... I was recently told they are way off finding a solution and are not sure as to when/if it's possible.... Read More

jbw63

8:52 AM, 31st October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by FirstNinjaGamer at 30/10/2020 - 13:03
PS Hi FirstNinjaGamer
Do you know what was the date when the fine for "energy companies still fitting SMETS1" meters first came into play?
I'd be grateful if you are able to post a link to that information?
Many Thanks 🙂 !... Read More

jbw63

8:44 AM, 31st October 2020
About a month ago

Do I have to accept a Smart Meter?

Reply to the comment left by FirstNinjaGamer at 30/10/2020 - 13:00
Hi FirstNinjaGamer
That's interesting news what you are saying about "Energy companies are being fined if they fit SMETS1, feel free to remind them, oh and inform Ofgem!" I'll take that on board re next conversation with energy company re my Bristol property.
Yes you are correct - DCC - Data Communications Company (not DDC! - my slip up - ha ha!)
The DCC told me that it's the software that is a CURRENT issue not the engineering of the SMETS2 meters themselves. Sorry I don't now remember the name of whom I spoke to. The status of the software issues re SMETS2 not being able to push the usage data to the energy companies was confirmed in the field by my meter reader 3 weeks ago in the London area - he told me the problem is still current as is still having to go out and read them! So he advised me to wait a bit longer re going for SMETS2 until the problem is sorted. I can think of no reason to doubt his word either?... Read More