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Old 26-08-2021, 18:48   #46
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Re: The Smart Meter Con

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That's part of the con. Both meters allow variable tariffs to be applied real time and your electricity can be cut off at the press of a remote button. This is not mentioned in the hype.

It's a disgusting con.
Assuming I'm understanding this right...what is the issue in allowing variable tariffs to be applied real time if you've signed up to this type of contract? If this type of tariff is problematical it's not the fault of the smart meter but of the tariff.
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Old 26-08-2021, 19:01   #47
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Assuming I'm understanding this right...what is the issue in allowing variable tariffs to be applied real time if you've signed up to this type of contract? If this type of tariff is problematical it's not the fault of the smart meter but of the tariff.
yes but they will remove the choice
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Old 26-08-2021, 19:05   #48
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yes but they will remove the choice
Is that a prediction or something they've said they'll do? It's quite a competitive market so room for different offerings.
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Old 26-08-2021, 19:27   #49
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Assuming I'm understanding this right...what is the issue in allowing variable tariffs to be applied real time if you've signed up to this type of contract? If this type of tariff is problematical it's not the fault of the smart meter but of the tariff.
If they pull the stunt that my meter is end of life, they’ll force me onto the shenanagins they are trying to pull and don’t tell you about.
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Is that a prediction or something they've said they'll do? It's quite a competitive market so room for different offerings.
it is not as competitive as it was any more since the price cap has screwed everyone who bothered to compare every year. Some companies best prices are very little lower than their standard now
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Look at what an official web site is saying (and this is also being said in those stupide Einstein ads):

https://www.smartenergygb.org/smart-meter-benefits

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What's the link between smart meters and clean air?

From the moment your smart meter is installed, you are helping to reduce our carbon emissions as a nation. Smart meters help to create a smart energy system. With a truly smart energy system we can better match supply with demand, and integrate more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into the system. These forms of generating energy create less air pollution and emit significantly less CO2 into the atmosphere.
The above is weasel wording for saying they can bring energy sources on stream as demand rises. Like when there's no wind and the sun ain't shining.


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I think we're all aware of where the sun ain't shining
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Well they have already blamed the shortage of 'green' electricity on a lack of wind his year.
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Well they have already blamed the shortage of 'green' electricity on a lack of wind his year.
My IBS means I got enough wind for everyone, but that is another story hehehe
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