So, having been hounded for months by Scottish Power to change my old meter to a Smart one, I was advised by the representative on the telephone that the meter being installed will be a SMET 2. Has anyone had a meter installed recently? I do not want a SMET1. That is why I have not had one installed so far. I have an install date but want to ensure I get a SMET 2. Can anyone advise if SP are now installing SMET2 as standard. Also, how can I check when the installation engineer turns up that they are installing a SMET2 and not a first generation SMET1? Thanks
If SP have promised a Smets2 then you are one of the first people to get one. I hope they did not tell a little untruth to get you to go ahead with the Smart programme. Until a few more people report Smets2 we do not know how you can tell the difference by looking at the meter. The main feature of Smets2 is that it telephones to a Government database, which then in turn sends the data to your provider - SP. Therefore Smets2 will work with any provider, not just the installer provider.
Warning don’t get a smart meater ,your bill will go up ,then they say your using more not less .when it’s the fault of the meater.i have solar panels normally I can use electric in day time free or less.now I am told smart meater sends it straight to grid.and because the smart meater is not compatible.so I don’t get free electricity in daytime now so I loose out .my bills are higher but they say the won’t remove them?
KJWilliams - Good to hear someone's had a result. The text message/e-mail campaign to arrange my smartmeter installation only began in earnest last week - I was 'told' four times in the space of two days that they were being fitted in my area and I should make an appointment. When I got the fourth I actually read through all the smallprint and conditions attached and found where I can simply say 'no thank you.' It wasn't easy to find but I filled in a short online questionaire and that seems to have stopped the campaign in its tracks.
At the end of the day, I'm not against smartmeters per se, just against being coerced into having technology that doesn't really work replacing something that does. When SMETs2 have been rolled out and proven to work, I'll probably have one put in, but until then, I'm with you.