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anyone up here with THTC and a smart meter that works heating water & Quantums ok?


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is there anyone up here with THTC and a smart meter that works switching on the water & Quantums on the cheaper rate ok after removing the Teleswitch?

After listening to radio orkney and doing a bit of reading up, my understanding is that we need a LAN 'Local Area Network' signal before a smart meter can work properly, and we don't have a signal up here. It's not Broadband that they use.

Or have I picked it up wrong?

There's no map of LAN signal coverage, and they did say there were  problems picking it up in 'the North' - of England!

 

 

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^Was on THTC but since the change it's been a single smart meter, but all electricity supplied between 12.00 midnight and 07.00 GMT comes in at 15p per kW hour. Good reason to run the washing machine overnight. The storage heaters charge up on the cheap rate too.

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^Yes, for me it's cheaper - and I have more control over just what I pay. There were two Dimplex Quantum's in here when I moved in and they're still here, doing the same job. The only difference is the rate I pay for the electricity I use and the time it charges them up. All other electricity I use when charging the Quantum's comes in at the same cheap rate. Have a look and check it out. 

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George sorry. Thank you very much for replying to my question.

Your answer was very reassuring. After they had said that the heating and water might not work at all, I got a bit worried!

A nice guy at Ovo told me that they are aware of the problem, and are working on a solution before the switch off.

There was an interesting short bit on radio orkney a while back about somewhere that had 'piggybacked' on another transmitte. I didn't mind to listen again and take a note of the details.

Octopus solution sounds so simple and logical - what type of signal do they use to send the readings info back to the mother-ship? Or do you have to send them meter readings online?

Thanks again George

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^They ask you for a reading once a month fina, and every month you get an email to remind you to read it and put it in their web site for them. That, I suppose, stops you having to put it in writing. That works for me. If you take on a tariff that is not the plain old tariff, they'll put in a smart meter for you. Then you can keep an eye on how much electricity you've used the previous day, and a wee In-home display that will show you how much you've used to that point of the present day - and the figures given to you on the wee IHD are in cash. Dead easy to see, and dead easy to know whether it's been a good day or bad.

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