Smart Electricity Meters

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Found 3rd Nov 2009
Just been told by the meter reader that the electricity companies are going to install smart meters in our homes soon. These have a SIM card in them that sends the readings to them. He said that it looks like there will not be any meter readers in a few years time. We cannot opt out of having the new meter and will be charged £150 for the privilege of having one installed. Some business and schools already have them.

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Refuse to pay the £150.

There's no charge for a domestic smart meter...

The cost of a business one used to be £192 but these days it's bundled into the contract as an incentive, that's probably where he gets his £150 from.

The government want all homes to be fitted with these by 2020. I was not aware there was a charge for this as the power companies will be recouping their costs by not having meter readers to pay for.

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Flodd;6766260

There's no charge for a domestic smart meter...



I hope so. It was my business meter that was read this morning and the reader didn't specify which one he meant.:thumbsup: Looks like I'll still have to pay:)

Predikuesi;6766364

I hope so. It was my business meter that was read this morning and the … I hope so. It was my business meter that was read this morning and the reader didn't specify which one he meant.:thumbsup: Looks like I'll still have to pay:)



It won't come to that...

Flodd;6766267

The cost of a business one used to be £192 but these days it's bundled … The cost of a business one used to be £192 but these days it's bundled into the contract as an incentive, that's probably where he gets his £150 from.



Just have it bundled into your contract on re-negotiation :thumbsup:
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