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  1. Smart Meters and Economy tariffs

    Posted by jelockwood, 19-07-19
    Ye olde Economy7 and Economy10 tariffs rely on special olde style meters which switch on secondary circuits at specified times. They are most commonly used in conjunction with night storage heaters....
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  2. Yes this is one of 'those' types of question. :)...

    Posted by jelockwood, 12-07-19
    Yes this is one of 'those' types of question. :)

    I would certainly say people who have more recently bought property anywhere that is liable to flooding e.g. on a flood plane don't have a leg to...
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  3. The approach you detail above is - 1. Unlikely...

    Posted by jelockwood, 04-07-19
    Thread: IHD wifi module
    The approach you detail above is -

    1. Unlikely to provide as frequent an update of data
    2. Not be able to be integrated to other smart home systems.

    In theory if you were monitoring locally...
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  4. Yep I was one of them! :) It does seem that...

    Posted by jelockwood, 03-07-19
    Thread: IHD wifi module
    Yep I was one of them! :)

    It does seem that Geotogether do have a REST API for their products. See - https://www.geotogether.com/products-services/tempo-smarter-energy/ so all we need is the...
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  5. The IHD and Comms Hub and Meters all communicate...

    Posted by jelockwood, 03-07-19
    The IHD and Comms Hub and Meters all communicate using the Zigbee wireless standard. With Zigbee each device acts as a repeater for others and forms a 'mesh' type network topology. However in this...
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  6. I don't know from personal experience because I...

    Posted by jelockwood, 03-07-19
    I don't know from personal experience because I have not sold my house since the requirement to do an energy report on a house to get a house sellers Energy Performance Certificate came in to effect....
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  7. Yes I agree they are clearly biased although I...

    Posted by jelockwood, 25-06-19
    Yes I agree they are clearly biased although I got the impression even though it was a knackered Leaf it still overall beat their DIY ones - other than for range.

    My biggest problem with EV is...
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  8. woz You can view the episode on BBC iPlayer. ...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    woz
    You can view the episode on BBC iPlayer.

    It was an old Nissan Leaf from several years ago, the usual silly TopGear test was against two DIY electric vehicles 'built' by the other two...
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  9. As I understand it Pureplanet have a single...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    As I understand it Pureplanet have a single tariff and are in effect claiming this is so competitive that they don't have to charge different rates. (This maybe true.)

    One of the purported...
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  10. Based on this weekends TopGear episode which...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    Based on this weekends TopGear episode which concentrated on Electric Cars, the bog standard Nissan Leaf driven by Paddy McGuinness had a terrible battery life reflecting my concern over EV car...
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  11. Smart Energy Guarantee

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    The government seems to have made their decisions on the replacement for the discontinued Solar FIT (Feed in Tariff) and published the new Smart Energy Guarantee which I believe comes in to effect in...
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  12. Smart meter fitting and location

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    I was wondering how flexible/cooperative the smart meter installers might be.

    My current (dumb) meters are in a cupboard under the stairs. The gas and electricity supplies come up through the...
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  13. Angelabikerbabe Duppy Thank you both for your...

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    Angelabikerbabe Duppy

    Thank you both for your pictures. It would seem they both and presumably others all use LCD displays for the figures for both gas and electricity. I get the impression that...
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  14. woz Marc Could you post pictures of the smart...

    Posted by jelockwood, 05-06-19
    woz Marc
    Could you post pictures of the smart meters you are now installing?

    I am considering buying an energy monitoring system which monitors gas usage by using an optical or magnetic sensor to...
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  15. > Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters,...

    Posted by jelockwood, 31-05-19
    > Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters, so maybe worth their own thread? Clip on electricity monitors
    > are usually pretty inaccurate the lower the consumption. Have you compared the...
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  16. Poll: Staycations. :) However I do occasionally travel...

    Posted by jelockwood, 20-05-19
    Staycations. :) However I do occasionally travel on business, less so in my current job.

    (Apart from anything else the whole checkin and queueing these days is less pleasant than it used to be for...
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  17. Marc Ok, I found the Geotogther manual for the...

    Posted by jelockwood, 20-05-19
    Marc

    Ok, I found the Geotogther manual for the Trio II and as far as I can see the following applies.

    1. They both have the same (attractive) user interface
    2. They both seem to support the...
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  18. woz I don't know the answer to this. All I can...

    Posted by jelockwood, 16-05-19
    woz

    I don't know the answer to this. All I can say is they will vary the output of the boiler i.e. the amount of flame to match the required heat output. What method is involved I don't know. As...
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  19. Poll: I vote for Boris Island. No, I am not an out...

    Posted by jelockwood, 16-05-19
    I vote for Boris Island.

    No, I am not an out and out Boris fan but Heathrow whilst the obvious business choice is in the wrong place being south west of London. This requires planes to fly across...
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  20. Oakbank Thanks to Oakbank for starting this...

    Posted by jelockwood, 08-05-19
    Oakbank

    Thanks to Oakbank for starting this thread. I am not as familiar with weather compensation solutions as smart thermostats. In the UK at least they seem to be relatively...
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  21. Smart meters use Zigbee to link to both IHD (In...

    Posted by jelockwood, 08-05-19
    Smart meters use Zigbee to link to both IHD (In Home Display) and CAD (Consumer Access Device) devices.

    Typically a customer get an IHD along with their Smart Meter installation. This then...
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  22. Marc Yes this is indeed what I was referring to...

    Posted by jelockwood, 29-03-19
    Marc
    Yes this is indeed what I was referring to by the end of the current Feed-in-tariff scheme. :(

    Currently as of April 1st there will be _no_ subsidies _at all_ for solar.

    I had not heard...
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  23. Jowl The Tesla Powerwall v2 is available now...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-03-19
    Jowl
    The Tesla Powerwall v2 is available now even if their roof tiles are still not.

    I might have been interested in a Tesla car but as I live in London there is no off-street parking and hence...
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  24. Marc I don't yet have any solar panels, I have...

    Posted by jelockwood, 19-03-19
    Marc
    I don't yet have any solar panels, I have been and still am waiting for Tesla Solar Roof Tiles, I also plan to get a Tesla Powerwall.
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  25. End of Solar feed in tariff

    Posted by jelockwood, 15-03-19
    As many people maybe aware the Government has perhaps foolishly scraped the current Solar subsidies in the form of the 'Feed In Tariff' (FIT) and Generation Tariff. This means currently or more...
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