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danny-solar
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« on: May 15, 2014, 08:14:35 AM »

Hi,

This has possibly been posted before however I thought I would being it up as I simply do not understand.

I have had another system installed on 4th March which I scanned and sent the application form and necessary information over via email to EDF.

The following day I contacted them for confirmation with which they said they required a new meter reading as it had been sent the day before which was weird but I understand that this is fairly standard practice now.

I have contacted them 2 further times since this to chase this up however they tell me that it usually take around 3 months to setup.

I am not complaining about this as I am confident that it will be setup up however I fail to understand why it takes so long to get the system live.  I was told that with the recent FIT change they have been inundated with applications which is understandable but 3 months.....seriously?

What's everyone thoughts/experiences?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 10:47:45 AM »

Danny, is this classed as an extension, even if it's separate with it's own TGM?

I'm with EDF, and my extension was extremely quick (the original took 3 months or so). Admittedly I had an issue with the EPC being the day after the extension, which I had to get sorted, but the original (extension) contract, and the replacement, were both sent out in a few weeks.

With regard to the meter reading, the guidance changed last July (I think) and the acceptable 5 days grace was changed to having to submit a TGM reading as and when the contract/FiT period starts. But remember, you might lose those first few days, but you'll still get the generation days at the other end of the contract, just won't get a few bonus days tagged on at the start.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 05:03:08 PM »

Hi,

This system is not an extension, it is a new one at a separate property.  It sounds as if they take 3 months as standard which seems such an excessive time to sign up to something.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 07:05:42 PM »

To add, I contacted EDF 2 weeks ago and they had me setup the following day.  They asked for my new meter reading then 5 days later the payment was in the bank.  Cannot fault that at all!!!  Well worth the wait.
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