When my smart electricity meter is installed, how does the billing work ? Is it an automatic direct debit, once I've linked my VISA card ? At the moment I pay £50 pm by standing order - should I cancel that ?
I can assure you that for 15+ years I have been paying for electricity by standing order. I read the meter once every blue moon, and the meter reader comes even less than that. Scottish Power do the math and tell me to either pay more or as happened last time to pay less.
It's bizarre that you think I'm making this up.
@badcrc Sorry, not saying you are making it up, only that it is unusual. Direct debit is the standard payment. Now that fuel is so expensive it will help if you send readings more often, meter readers are very rare these days. If you go onto a smart meter the readings will get sent automatically but your payment method will probably stay as it was.
@Tony-b You can ask customer services, DD is the standard across all suppliers. Some customers on here report paying through a regular payment plan, but that is unusual.