Doram Can you or anyone explain the reasons to not have a smart meter? I personally didn’t get one yet, but I think it is probably down to my high need to avoid closure (and maybe the fact they are pushing it at me, for free, makes me suspicious?).
I got one when I moved to Ovo, perhaps 10 years ago, I moved from them about 2 years later and no company has ever been able to read it since, even though it apparently can be read. So initially it was a crock…which we all paid for (the meters were not really free! Boy did that rollout cost a lot and the twats in the government set no standards, so each company used different meters and couldn’t read the others…unless they made an effort. You would think they went out of their way to do that, thus making customers “sticky”….who would have guessed such a thing would happen.
Ofgem are not the consumers friend, not at all. Remember how they were going to simply tariffs. I remember before this crisis, it was nearly impossible to find a list of Tariffs, when you did, companies would present you with 200 and not tell you which ones were current or not. You had to go thru some stupid quote system…what a PITA|. They allowed a massive amount of confusion to reign in the energy markets…
They are there to protect the companies, not us. Gas has gone up, but why electric…what happened to make that cost more. Unless it’s generated by burning gas, if so why are we not burning our own
You might as well get a smart meter, because if you don’t, before all of us with smart meters get reamed in some way….you will be double reamed for not having one. Someone has to pay for this energy balls up and for the government bailouts of the energy market, when the companies went bankrupt, the government paid the suppliers of last resort as well. It all has to be paid back. We have another rise coming in October…then winter and we will all hurt with massive energy bills….which I suspect wo’t fall very much after Octobers double reaming….leaving us feeling grateful our energy bills have only gone up by 60%.
And all because of a headlong rush to go green, with 0 planning about how best to get there.