#1 June 4, 2016 07:34:42

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free Smart Meters

I hate to sound pedantic, but when there is talk of Smart meters being free. I have to say this is not exactly true.
It appears we will have to pay for them via our utility bills.


#2 Oct. 3, 2016 14:59:52

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Hi..in my case My current supplier Eon offered me a free smart meter but when I spoke to their FiT and Smart meter departments it became clear that there was no export metering or display functionality. Eons offer was based own their own smart meter system

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#3 Oct. 3, 2016 20:09:59

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Then by definition it wasn't a smart meter that they had intended to install, whatever their claims.

As it happens, my mother has just had a new meter from her Eon supplier installed, and it was just an ancient Landis & Gyr E150 - a model that was discontinued ages ago and which you won't nowadays even find on their website; http://www.landisgyr.co.uk/products/electric-meters/residential-meters/

Economy 10 tariff provides 6.9p/kWh off-peak import between 12am-5am, 1pm-4pm and 8pm-10pm; http://www.pvoutput.org/aggregate.jsp?id=21047&sid=18934&v=2&t=m on approx. 63% off-peak usage, 22% solar usage, and 15% peak-rate usage.
1,900kWh annually is exported, mostly in summer, on approx. 3,200kWh generation. Approx. 4,500kWh/year is imported, mostly for (a) winter and springtime off-peak Storage Heaters, and (b) off-peak hot water Immersion heating (which is “dumb”, i.e. not linked to the solar PV).
PV array is split East-West. Income is from Phase II 21p/kWh Feed-in-Tariff plus smart metered 3.2p/kWh Export Tariff.


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