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Author Topic: Smart Meters and Solar Panel Systems  (Read 378 times)
JR
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« on: June 27, 2020, 03:00:31 PM »

I can recall receiving a leaflet from Npower maybe over 4 years ago saying that Smart Meters and Solar Panel Systems were not compatible.  I was wondering if they are now compatible?  I am with Ebico at the moment and they do not stipulate that I have to have a Smart Meter but I have been looking at other suppliers and they say to have their particular plan, you have to agree to a Smart Meter.  I do not want or need a Smart Meter.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 03:25:31 PM »

I do not want or need a Smart Meter.

That is simple.  You will just have to go with a plan that does not require a smart meter.  Guessing that you want cheaper unit prices and the suppliers want to eventually (if not immediately) encourage/enforce time-of-use prices.

Entirely your choice - until smart meters are forced upon everyone.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 03:26:26 PM »

I remember the debate some years ago but I am sceptical that there was ever any issue with Smart Meters and Solar Panels. I think the power companies were just ignorant.

There certainly are no issues with them today and I think that OFGEM has given up trying to make it compulsory to put those who have them (and solar panels) to switch from deemed export to measured export. Which was the other thing everyone feared.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 04:38:32 PM »

Thanks.
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