E-Niro 64kWh '4' since 9/20 (was Prius)
Interesting, and that is a very cheap tariff too!Given Octopus cannot even give me an estimate for how long I'd have to wait for a smart meter, I'm moving to a new tariff with Symbio. 20p/day, 10.28p/kWh. Variable so could go up but fine for now while I wait for either company to have more reassuring news regarding smart meters.
Bit odd really as I switched gas to SSE a couple of weeks ago and they cannot wait to book me in for a smart meter upgrade (which I agreed to as the condensation on our current meter is so bad I can no longer read it).
To the best of my knowledge, I didn’t think you could just have just a gas smart meter fitted unless you also have an electric one as well? I may be wrong but I believe the SMETS2 smart gas meters run on an internal battery intended to last 10 years. I believe they can only achieve this because the built in radio data link is super low power and so only has a limited comms range of a few metres. I understand that the SMETS2 gas meter sends its data to the nearby SMETS2 lecky meter which then acts as a hub or range booster. Then relaying the data back to the national DCC network. Obviously the lecky meter has no such low power battery only datalink limitations, plenty of power is available.
So I will be interested to see if that gas smart meter only install can happen without a lecky meter smart upgrade as well. If it does happen then clearly I’ve got something a bit wrong here.