Thought I’d join the community and give some feedback and thoughts on my smart meter installation that’s been completed this morning.
Hats off to Morrison Data Services, efficient and friendly service from them! The chap called beforehand as he was concerned with the terrible weather (persistent rain in the north east this morning) - pulling 100A fuses in the wet is never a good idea. Both my Gas and Electricity meters are on the outside of the property, given the forecast for the next few days I expect there will be a few postponed appointments out there.
After speaking with him on the phone he turned up and decided it was sheltered enough to carry out the install for mine, I gave him a large parasol to work under which kept him dry.
Within a couple of hours the install was all complete and my IHD is already showing electricity usage (still waiting on Gas) - initially I was very confused that there was no power connection to the gas meter but after doing some googling I discovered its battery powered (for obvious reasons!). I do wonder how hard it will be to arrange battery replacement in 10 to 20 years time however.
I look forward to everything syncing up with my account properly and enjoying all the benefits of smart meters but from reading here and elsewhere I believe that could take a couple of months.