I would like to come back to Bulb but am afraid I would lose my Smart Meter in home display functions which I find really useful. Does anyone know if the EDF Smart Meter works with Bulb. I am loath to change if they are not compatible.
If it is SMETS1 then no.
I suppose it depends on what is more important to you the functions ot the savings £s
Bulb have started installing the better version so it may just be a short term (ish) inconvenience.
How do I tell if it is SMETS1 or 2?
You google it Unless someone else knows better. In other words I dont really know.
In SMETS2, the communications hubs all look similar in that they’re big, square boxes that should sit on top of the electricity meter and will have a number of barcodes on them. Another key giveaway is that the meter will have a Meter Serial Number (which everyone is used to and knows and loves) but it will also have a ‘GUID’ or a Device ID which looks like this: AA-BB-CC-DD-EE-FF-00-GG-ZZ.
The comms hubs also have several LED lights on them in a row which will indicate whether it’s connected to WAN, gas, Mesh network and HAN. SMETS2 comms hubs will also have a ‘SKU’ label on them - SKU1, SKU2 (but that’s only for the Central and South region).
I have an EDF SMETS1 smart meter. Whilst it doesn’t send meter readings to Bulb and I now do that manually, the IHD continues to link to the meter and display all the same usage data in kWh and the correct meter reading so that I don’t have to leave my flat to get to the actual meter. Obviously the unit prices are wrong but they never updated when I was with EDF anyway.