Time to ditch bulb…for real company… Promised smart meters… Not a sign
Most of the delay in the new SMETS2 smart meter roll out has been down to the Government appointed Capita owned DCC company - see https://bulb.co.uk/blog/were-bringing-you-smart-meters-but-not-quite-yet-heres-why . Other suppliers are currently installing SMETS1 meters which become ‘dumb’ when you switch to another supplier - and may even need to be replaced (again) in the short to medium term for compatibility purposes: Bulb dislikes waste and so why make customers go through the hassle of installing a meter (and the associated cost which will be reflected in the energy bill) to have to rip it out and replace it in a few months/years time.
As per https://community.bulb.co.uk/discussion/6703/bulb-and-smart-meters , they are just beginning the SMETS2 rollout in November and hope to have it in full flow in the new year.
@ob21 We are installing some SMETS2 smart meters at the moment in our testing. They should start to be rolled out early 2019.