Hi Axon, From what I have read all the meters installed after this October must be Smets2. Smets2 reports to a central database called DCC, so it does not matter who your supplier is, they also have upgraded local signals for improved use with IHDs.
Smets1 reports to the individual supplier who installed it, so you cannot easily change suppliers, but it is said that in the future all Smets1 meters will be switched to report to DCC.
You can imagine DCC will be a huge database, run by a company called Capita on behalf of government. I don't want to be a Jonah, but you know what happens to huge national databases, so it is fingers crossed in a big way.
Probably Smets1, Government says no more smets1 after October. Smets 2 sends data to a government database, smets 1 sends data to SP, but that system will eventually change so all meters will send to the government site.
I assume they are SMETSI also. I had them installed in February this year. They worked until 23rd March and have failed to produce any data since then.
The meters are almost as inept as the SP service team. Every time I call them to try and resolve the situation they keep telling me to reset my smart meter. Poor saps keep confusing the smart meters with the in-home display. What really irritates me is they are perfectly capable of communicating with the meter when they want to and can produce accurate meter readings on the fly. So I am lost as to why they cannot produce daily readings from them.
I sincerely regret going away from my trusty old analogue meters and am at the point where I am likely to switch suppliers due to their Direct Debit algorythm playing havoc with my monthly payments.
My smart meter doesn't work anyway, so having a dumb meter is of little consequence after a switch.