FREE ELECTRICITY at the weekend for British Gas customers (Smart meters needed - can be installed for free)
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FREE ELECTRICITY at the weekend for British Gas customers (Smart meters needed - can be installed for free)

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Found 11th Apr 2016
I've not posted this in the Freebies section as you still need to be a B Gas customer....

New tariff, if you have smartmeters you decide which day (sat or sun) you want free electricity...

Details are:

HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sat) Jul 2017 and HomeEnergy FreeTime (Sun) Jul 2017

Free electricity between 9am and 5pm on either Saturdays or Sundays until July 2017

- See how much you’re saving with your online account.
- Tariffs are fixed so if our prices rise, yours will stay the same.
- Professionally installed smart meters at no extra charge.
- No exit fees if you want to leave us or change tariff.

47 Comments

Original Poster

https://www.britishgas.co.uk/content/dam/british-gas/Images/SmartmeterimageTablet.pngreserve.

Meters installed look like this....

http://assets1.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/gas-Electricity-Smart-Meter14.jpg

Edited by: "soled73" 11th Apr 2016

BG and Npower scum of the earth when it comes to customer service.

Original Poster

walsall123

BG and Npower scum of the earth when it comes to customer service.



Thanks for voting on the deal .........!!!
Edited by: "soled73" 11th Apr 2016

the cost for me to move to this would be 20% over the 12 months.. so make sure you check.. its not really free.

If your one a standard and no fix then this would be cheaper.. but compare the market first.
Edited by: "Henlans" 11th Apr 2016

Time to run extension leads to all your neighbours....

Worth having a read before signing up to have smart meters installed. Since the energy companies will never declare the negatives of having them fitted.

stopsmartmeters.org.uk/

Hmm, £50 or so's worth of "free" electricity. Not really a great deal

smart meters are not a great idea....look at what has happened in Australia with them before you decide to give up part of your freedom and risks associated with radii waves constantly being transmitted from your home

I'm partially smart. I have both electric and smart meters however the gas one doesn't want to talk to the main system so it's playing 'dumb'. Kind of defeats the purpose of smart meters as I still need to manually provide them with the gas reading.

With regards to this deal...I suspect BG will make-up what they lose on the free day during the other 6 days.

stevenkats

smart meters are not a great idea....look at what has happened in … smart meters are not a great idea....look at what has happened in Australia with them before you decide to give up part of your freedom and risks associated with radii waves constantly being transmitted from your home



Not got Wifi?

Did a comparison on MSE energy club and BG is not even in the list of cheaper energy provider! so a pass from me.

Not voting either way as it may benefit those who are on BG. But then again they are paying more than what they need to if BG is not in their cheapest list.

walsall123

BG and Npower scum of the earth when it comes to customer service.


Agreed. British Gas are by far the most useless company I have ever had the displeasure to give my custom to.

Think I will stay away from smart meters for as long as possible, heard some bad things about smart meters giving incorrect readings.

there was an old guy on the news the other week and he had this deal, everything got done on a weekend, bought electric fan heaters, did all of his washing and was making sure he got full use of free electric
Edited by: "eslick" 11th Apr 2016

And they can be turned off... so you get zilch... if there is to big a demand on the system in your area
Factories/Hospitals/Schools First... Households Last... That will be nice in winter

I got all these meteres, cant see any deal for me for 1 day free fuel ?

Tempted so sell half price electricity to all my neighbours on a Saturday

cactusbob

Hmm, £50 or so's worth of "free" electricity. Not really a great deal



Hmm, if it was a 50p saving it would still be more than you have saved people on here. Not really a great member

Daytrader

I got all these meteres, cant see any deal for me for 1 day free fuel ?


It's not one day of free fuel, it's eight hours a week for 15 months.

Master G

It's not one day of free fuel, it's eight hours a week for 15 months.


Ah i see, i still cant see the tariff being offered to me, and i have the meters.

How on earth is this a 'deal'? It's just another energy tariff. Next we know someone will post the off-peak tariff option as a 'deal'.

Free electric? Don't make me laugh. Someone is paying for this.

You'd probably need to already have meters and a degree in applied mathematics to calculate if it's worth switching. You'll need to know how much fuel you use on a Saturday and a Sunday for starters.

had smart meters installed nearly 2 years ago by BG and only just getting billing sorted... absolute shambles wish we had never bothered still get estimated bills

Sell Me

I'm partially smart. I have both electric and smart meters however the … I'm partially smart. I have both electric and smart meters however the gas one doesn't want to talk to the main system so it's playing 'dumb'. Kind of defeats the purpose of smart meters as I still need to manually provide them with the gas reading. With regards to this deal...I suspect BG will make-up what they lose on the free day during the other 6 days.



​i have the smart meters, both electric and gas and the gas regularly fails to talk to the "hub". cuts out at night mainly but can disappear for days. Constantly having to clear the errors.

Reported it a couple of times to BG, they send the "updates" remotely to the Hub as it's a known fault apparently, sorts it out for a while and then it starts again.

I've been advised by an energy adviser who visited my home not to have one of these fitted. He said they are a complete con.

It's a trap!

Fully smart metered here since January this year, not had a bill yet but my E On account is showing as receiving meter readings once a month so it appears to be working.

It's a shame you can't buy industrial batteries to charge up during the free hours to power the house from for the rest of the week

Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by 2020 fact.

fossman

Fully smart metered here since January this year, not had a bill yet but … Fully smart metered here since January this year, not had a bill yet but my E On account is showing as receiving meter readings once a month so it appears to be working.It's a shame you can't buy industrial batteries to charge up during the free hours to power the house from for the rest of the week



​Electricity is very difficult to store.

Daytrader

Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by … Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by 2020 fact.


That "fact" has absolutely nothing to do with this deal. Seems to me that you are the only one to miss the point. Also, it's you're not your, meters not metres and you need a full stop after point.

fossman

Fully smart metered here since January this year, not had a bill yet but … Fully smart metered here since January this year, not had a bill yet but my E On account is showing as receiving meter readings once a month so it appears to be working.It's a shame you can't buy industrial batteries to charge up during the free hours to power the house from for the rest of the week


Just sell it back to the national grid during the free hours.

Can't have a smart meter has have an independent gas transfer surcharge on the bill. The claim is the smart meter can't work out the tariff

Daytrader

Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by … Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by 2020 fact.



This is what the Governments website has to say

"

Energy companies have started installing smart meters in homes across Great Britain - most homes should have one by 2020.

A smart meter sends an electronic meter reading to your energy supplier, meaning:

they won’t need to take a manual meter reading
you won’t get estimated bills
it’ll be easier to switch energy suppliers

You’ll also get a digital display in your home, helping you to keep track of how much energy you’re using and how much it’s costing.

You won’t have to pay for your smart meter or digital display up front - the cost will be included in your energy bill.

A smart meter won’t change how you currently pay your energy bill, eg monthly or pre-paid."

Tyranicus66

Not got Wifi?



Personally I'd rather have wifi than some device, outside of my control, randomly transmitting spikes of data at or near microwave frequencies, god knows there's enough of this going on as it is, I don't want to add more to my day to day life, especially since it's supposed to make me know how much electricity/gas I'm using, when in fact I already know to a greater detail than any box BG provide.

Time to run a few marathons to get hold of some free foil blankets...

mike

Really, come on, you'll have more radio waves coming from the WiFi in your house / Street etc.
Next you'll be telling us to where a tin foil Cape for protection like the guy off Better Call Saul.

AstalaVista

Did a comparison on MSE energy club and BG is not even in the list of … Did a comparison on MSE energy club and BG is not even in the list of cheaper energy provider! so a pass from me.Not voting either way as it may benefit those who are on BG. But then again they are paying more than what they need to if BG is not in their cheapest list.


BG won the MSE energy club collective switch in February but you had to switch before the deadline. You obviously missed out.

The current generation of smart meters are less harmful to humans than a mobile phone, because that's all they are in essence; an occasionally active mobile phone. I wouldn't be surprised if this particular BG deal works out favourably for the consumer, in order that the positive stories of BG customers merrily using their free day of electricity help to encourage take-up of smart meters in general.
I'd take this deal just so that every Saturday in December i could put on an 8 hour, non-stop, Xmas lights and music display, with outdoor electric heaters for comfort of my audience.

Daytrader

Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by … Your all missing the point, every house has to have the smart metres by 2020 fact.



​Dear oh dear oh dear. That is complete nonsense. Nobody will have to have a smartmeter. If any energy supplier tries to tell you that, quote them this entry in Hansard:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm111129/text/111129w0004.htm

“do not expect suppliers to seek an entry warrant simply to fit a smart meter and it will not be an offence for householders to refuse to accept a smart meter”.

There. Facts.
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