There is nothing Smart about this meter, the term was taken from Smart Grid, an idea for a system to be integrated into every consumer unit and switch gear across the UK, deactivating unrequired usage during power-grid failures, etc.,
From articles written by poverty Charites, and the Rowntree’s foundation, this is just another attempt to cut of those in abject poverty who do not have the finances to pay. It is simply a ‘Poverty’ meter, to get around the old welfare laws that can protect the sick, homeless, destitute, and those in poverty in line with the Department of Work and Pensions.
Smart meters use wireless signals to communicate with your supplier, which means you don’t have to ring in meter readings or use the internet
“…Officials claim they will help you to save money, as you’ll be more aware of how much energy different appliances use — and reduce your consumption…”
No evidence to cooperate this based on Energy4 helping clients using old meters vs New Smart Meters.
From reviewing the smart meter history it is found that no utility company actually owns the Meters, they were created through 4 projects involving regional development funding from HM Treasury.
The reason for the requirement of Smart Meters is too use up the supply made. Confidence of the Smart Meters is presently lacking due to incidents of OfGem demanding utility companies, and the Press not publish information on failed meters.
“…These digital meters will also ensure you are only billed for the power you’ve used, putting an end to estimated bills. Most big energy companies are writing to customers to offer them one of the new smart meters. However, some are only offering them in certain areas of the country and many smaller firms are not yet fitting them, so you may have to wait. As many as one in three households is also being told they can’t have a meter because it won’t work in their property — for example, if the walls are too thick, or they live in a rural area with poor mobile phone signal…”
No evidence to cooperate this based on Energy4 helping clients using old meters vs New Smart Meters. New property developments require thicker insulated walls to improve commercial properties EPC rating to C, B, and eventually A. Therefore this makes Smart Meters redundant. Smart Meter was coined from Smart Consumer Unit to help shutdown electricity requirements during power shortages. This idea created in the 1980s was never followed through as it would give a requirement that only the Hot water, and Refrigeration of each property would be permitted, to do this separate ring-mains around a property would be required. The Government has failed to upgrade the Electrical installation regulations to make this possible.
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