Smart meters

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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Smart meters are not just ‘dumb’ but a scandalous waste of money | Letters
Letters: John Curtis, Ray Chalker and Andrew Pearson on the sheer frustration of having smart meters that don’t work


10, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Energy bills: why are so many smart meters in Britain turning ‘dumb’?
Hundreds of readers tell of lost connectivity as official figures show millions of devices have to be read manually

Zoe Wood

04, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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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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