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Re: Smart Meter question
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 27 September 18 18:52 BST (UK) »
Our installer was here a couple of hours - but that us what he had said from the outset.
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Re: Smart Meter question
« Reply #28 on: Friday 23 November 18 10:38 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Smart Meter question
« Reply #29 on: Friday 23 November 18 10:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that. I will read it later.

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Re: Smart Meter question
« Reply #30 on: Friday 23 November 18 11:24 GMT (UK) »
I'm waiting on them for 12 Noon to 4PM today. Wish I had said 'no thank you'. Still I had 30 for no show last time. 
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« Reply #31 on: Friday 23 November 18 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Regorian, I like the idea of booking a 'no show'.

12:30 update, right now on Radio 4 there is a phone in and discussion with an industry expert and various people who have had bad experiences. It will be available on the BBC website on listen again.

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« Reply #32 on: Friday 23 November 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Radio4 Today had an item this morning Martin. New projected saving, 11 pa!!!

14.25hrs. now, over half way to 4 PM. Hope they don't arrive.
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« Reply #33 on: Friday 23 November 18 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Just listened to that, Martin. 

A few facts that stood out for me.

Over 70% of customers complained that they were given little or no instruction as to how their smart meter was supposed to work. 

Customer uptake is far, far lower than expected.

Industry experts said that if a householder took all the prudent and responsible actions towards energy saving (lights, insulation, lagging, draught exclusion), there was no need for a smart meter.

Lots of talk about 'expectations' and 'should' and 'possibly could' and 'hopefully',

and finally

The government has allocated 11 Billion (with a possible extra 1.6 Billion) for implementation.

What this all means and how it will all develop - I have no idea.

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« Reply #34 on: Friday 23 November 18 16:27 GMT (UK) »
16.15Hrs. and 'no show' again. Yippee! I'll slide out of this 'aberration'.
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« Reply #35 on: Friday 23 November 18 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Having now read the comments on the link posted by Mart n Al, it would seem many more are against than for.

If the government are prepared to allocate all those billions of s, then I suspect there is something we dont know yet and when we find out we wont be at all happy.