Had my new smart meter installed. The IHD manual says the gas meter sends usage to the electric meter every 30 mins. The engineer said it might take 24 hours to come through. Well, it's been well over 24 hours and the gas still shows "Waiting for current data". I rang SP, apparently the offical line is now; it can take 4-6 weeks to come through, and some rubbish about analysing patterns...
Come on SP, this is a meter, the whole point is to monitor usage, not patterns, or any predictive magical data. There are lots of people complaining about the same issue, many saying it's never been fixed since their original installation.
I very much hope I haven't been downgraded to a system where I now have to take readings and report them myself so as not to get estimated usage. Can anyone explain why on earth I'd need 4-6 weeks to get live data from a gas meter?
Well, I have been reading the "Smart" meter thread.
Here's an update on state of play. 4 months agp I had a SP so called smart meter installed.
Electricity readings ok but no pricing data
No gas reading or pricing
Engineer said 72 hours to launch.
SP said 3 weeks
SP said put the IHD near the meter and it will start working
SP said may take 4-6 weeks
SP said wait till Lowry Beck return to the area, probably 2 weeks.
NO Lowry Beck one month later!!
Fed up with the SP excuse book which appears to have more volumes than the rail companies version.
Here we are near end September and "Smart " meter is actually pretty stupid.
Manual readings following a WARNING NOTE FROM SP THAT I HAVEN'T SUBMITTED A METER READING
HOW DARE YOU SP
@SteveH Hi, sorry tale you have but fairly common. The installers seem to be happy to leave the job half done and then do not come back. If SP are asking for readings it may be that your gas is not connected to the system, but if your Display shows electricity it probably means the electric meter is transmitting. Either way you should send in readings or you will get estimated bills. The gas meter will still be recording but not transmitting so you need to take a manual reading like in the old days.
Meanwhile chase up Lowry Beck to finish the job. Don't expect SP to be chasing. The Displays have given a lot of trouble recently but as SP send out firmware upgrades quite often it may one day spring into life with £ data as well as kWh.