Smart meters

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I can’t charge my electric car cheaply because I’m too close to an RAF base
I can’t have Octopus Energy’s Go tariff because the meter would interfere with air force systems

Miles Brignall

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Smart meter wrecked our boiler but E.ON won’t pay
We just wanted the money to pay to have the circuit board repaired

Miles Brignall

23, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Installation of smart meter leaves elderly woman facing £4,000 bill
Vulnerable 94-year-old’s boiler had to be scrapped following work by SSE

Miles Brignall

27, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'Hey Google, dim the lights': how smart home devices can save money
From energy-saving bulbs to leak detectors, smart tech offers many benefits at the touch of a button

Emma Lunn

02, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Smart energy meter rollout deadline pushed back to 2024
Government decision follows critics saying 2020 deadline had no chance of being met

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

16, Sep, 2019 @5:32 PM

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Not so smart: bad meter installations leave customers in debt and in the dark
Consumers are left footing the bill when a much-vaunted new technology goes wrong

Anna Tims

28, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Smart meters rollout labelled a 'fiasco' as consumers face extra £500m bill
National Audit Office says that with 39m meters still to be replaced, government has no chance of hitting 2020 deadline

Adam Vaughan

23, Nov, 2018 @12:01 AM

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UK’s smart meter revolution at risk of being short-circuited
The energy industry is struggling to meet installation targets after some embarrassing glitches

Adam Vaughan

15, Sep, 2018 @2:59 PM

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Am I right to object to smart energy meters?
I find them intrusive, and worry about what companies might do with the data

08, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Smart meters to save UK households only £11 a year, report finds
Report by MPs and peers says predicted benefits of scheme ‘likely to be slashed further’

Staff and agencies

21, Jul, 2018 @7:49 AM

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EDF Energy to pay £350,000 smart-meter penalty
Company fails to meet annual target of fitting smart meters in customers’ homes

Adam Vaughan

15, Jun, 2018 @8:35 AM

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Smart meters: customers say they can’t get firms to install them
Each month energy suppliers are putting 400,000 smart meters into UK homes. But 1m are needed to hit the 2020 target

Anna Tims

26, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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