Re: A REAL Reason to Avoid a Smart Meter
Originally Posted by Besoeker
''Gas and electricity companies cannot cut off your supply unless they have first offered you a range of payment methods to help you pay. They must only disconnect your supply
as a last resort and they must give you proper notice first.''
Legislation can change. Plus that doesn't address hacking risks. The smart meters have a functionality to turn off the supply and some companies are converting them to prepayment meters.
"But Ofgem said: ‘When smart meters are remotely switched to prepayment, the opportunity afforded by a site visit to identify vulnerability or reasons why prepayment may not be safe can be missed.
‘Remote switching without the customer being notified or aware of prepayment meter functionalities can leave that customer off supply.’
Just under 70,000 smart meters were switched from credit to prepayment mode remotely to repay a debt in 2018 – up from 21,000 in 2017."