I keep getting e-mails from Bulb inviting me to book a smart meter installation. Each time I try, the “do you have storage heaters?” question ends the process as apparently those aren’t supported by smart meters yet.
So, two things:
It’d be nice if this fact was recorded on my account so I don’t keep getting invited until they are supported. For now I’ve just unsubscribed from the mailing list but it would be nice to know when I could get one.
Secondly, I expect the problem here is that there’s a separate consumer unit used for “off-peak” things like storage heaters and the water immersion heater. I now have an Eddi to divert solar PV energy into the water heater, which also gives me the ability to schedule boost times, so I am no longer using the off-peak consumer unit feed for that at all. I’ve also fitted some Sonoff switches to the storage heaters so effectively I can also set schedules for those too.
At this stage I think I can probably just get rid of the “off-peak” feed and just have the consumer unit fed from the main one. Would this allow me to then have a smart meter fitted?
And, all that said… Is it worth it?