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Hi. Quick question. I've seen the term 'smet' meter as in electricity meter being used with regards to being able ..or possibly unable to change to a different, maybe more ev friendly supplier. What specifically does smet mean ? I have had a 'smart' meter with British Gas for quite a few years. Does this mean I wouldn't easily be able to change to another supplier..
 

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No problem changing supplier.
Mine was installed by Bulb and I swapped to Octopus after a few months due to Bulb's never ending price rises.
 

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SMETS is the umbrella term for Smart Meters. It stands for Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications.

Domestic smart meters come in 2 generations. SMETS1 and SMETS2. In both cases you can switch supplier, but if you have a SMETS1 meter it may not be possible for your new supplier to read the meter automatically. In that case you’d be stuck submitting readings manually again.
 

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SMETS is the umbrella term for Smart Meters. It stands for Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications.

Domestic smart meters come in 2 generations. SMETS1 and SMETS2. In both cases you can switch supplier, but if you have a SMETS1 meter it may not be possible for your new supplier to read the meter automatically. In that case you’d be stuck submitting readings manually again.
So how can I tell if mine is SMETS1 or SMETS2 ?
 

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@squeezeboxman There is a tool on the Citizens Advice website that will tell you: smartmetercheck.citizensadvice.org.uk
 

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No problem changing supplier.
Mine was installed by Bulb and I swapped to Octopus after a few months due to Bulb's never ending price rises.
Same here bulb fitted the smart meters at the same time I started to switch to Octopus so I could then move to the GO tariff and get the cheap overnight rate.
 

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SMETS is the umbrella term for Smart Meters. It stands for Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications.

Domestic smart meters come in 2 generations. SMETS1 and SMETS2. In both cases you can switch supplier, but if you have a SMETS1 meter it may not be possible for your new supplier to read the meter automatically. In that case you’d be stuck submitting readings manually again.
... and the supplier may not be able to set up the meter for the new tariff, if it is time-based, and may therefore need to install a new one.
 
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