When my Smart Meter was fitted eary in 2019, I was told that Scottish Power did not have any meters that accounted for Economy 7, but that would be dealt with in the near future.
I am still unable to view my Economy 7 usage and I now require Scottish Power to arrange the fitting of the suitable meter for my property, so I can view my electricity consumption properly
Yes, indeed, the display unit. However, how can I even be sure that the Economy 7 usage is being transmitted, or even if the Economy 7 meter is still there? I read about people who have found out that their Economy 7 meter had been removed durinhg the Smart Meter installation.
Scottish Power say they are 'working on it' but other companies are installing dual rate systems, so the technology exists.
Forget smart meters they wont save you money - are a fire hazard a security nightmare waiting to happen and are unreliable - just watch Bigclive on youtube give you the rundown on one and why you should not go with them.
None of the suppliers have standardised on them so it can also make switching a nightmare but then that is their game isnt it - trust no 1 dude stay with what has worked for years - i work in IT security and I would never have a smart meter!
Until late last summer I had a regular Economy 7 meter, but was switched to the Smart Meter but no longer hear the switching click at night or in the morning.
1. My first question is when are the switching times, as they are different by 1 hour between winter and summer. One season the switch is at 12:00 to 07:00, and the other is 01:00 to 08:00 but I can't remember which is which. I've asked ScottishPower and they haven't bothered to answer me.
2, My second question is has anyone else found they are paying more for their electricity on a Smart Meter, my monthly Direct Debit has suddenly jumped by £20 using the same tariff as the old mechanical meter.
@Raffaello Nobody knows for sure, you are safe between 1am and 6am though.
The meters record the same as conventional meters but send readings more frequently so SP can adjust your DD every month depending how much you use. The DD should go down again when the warmer weather arrives.
No so smart unfortunately , the display unit is poor and the meters .
I have LESS functionality now than I had with the dumb meter avoid
The whole point of economy seven is to use as much of your electricity in the off peak time !! So why doesnt it differentiate between peak and off peak no It just gives you a total figure used for the day , totally useless . I cant even look at the meters and read off them now , also no indication of economy seven times ? on the old meter I could at least view the wheels goungf arounbd to determine.
I had asked several times for a meter , and was chased for ages although the meters werent suitable .
Now I recieve one and find out it is not fit for purpose , can anyone please anwser my questions , given up on the phoneline...