I’ve held off having a smart meter for years waiting for SMETS. The hounding from Scottish Power when they were trying to get rid of their SMETS1 meters seems to have stopped now. I believe that from January they had to install SMETS2 for all new installations but have a feeling there may still be some loopholes. If I order a meter now am I GUARANTEED to now receive a SMETS2? There is nothing to help on the website but the presence of a SMET2 user guide when I search gives cause for hope!
@seymour999 SP say they are installing only Smets2, but they have so many contractors only loosely controlled that anything is still possible. I would leave it until late 2020 before accepting a smart meter and hope that by that time most of the bugs have been ironed out. Having said that and despite many complaints on this forum, they say that most installations work correctly, this forum does focus on problems and can give a pessimistic view.
Had a SMET 2 installed, as I wanted to go to a economy 7 to reduce the cost of charging my electric vehicle overnight.
Rang today to change the tariff, and was told my smart rate is only capable of single rate.
The poor lady assumed I had a SMET 1 installed, but when I told her its a SMET 2. She then said I needed a 2 rate SMET 2. I honestly can't believe anything I am told anymore.