My smart meter’s so ‘dumb’ I have to press seven buttons to get a reading


By Paul Homewood



From the Telegraph:

Hundreds of thousands of households seeking to switch energy suppliers in the face of rising prices are discovering that their “smart meters” – which in many cases have only just been installed – will cease to work.

Technical flaws in the meters mean the “smart” function of transmitting accurate usage information is lost when households switch provider.

The issue has been known about for several years, but delays in the manufacture of the next generation of “universally compatible” meters means more of the old models have been installed than was expected.

That, coupled with a surge in energy prices which has prompted more customers to switch, means meters could be stripped of their “smart” capabilities in hundreds of thousands of homes.

And householders are reporting other problems with their meters, too.

The Government wants to have every household using smart…

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