I don’t want to hijack this thread or complicate it for
I would be very very grateful if you could get a definitive answer for me. It’s complicated (or at least I think it is - but then simple things always seem complicated to me).
Here is my question in several parts:
The question is predicated upon the old assumption that those who could have an E7 tariff had to have a split rate supply meaning their mpan started with 2, indicating the supply was split rate (one supply not 2) That may no longer be case with smart meters, which has confused the issue for me, so with that in mind…
Part 1. What happens to your mpan when you have a smart meter fitted? The answer to this may affect the thrust of some of the subsequent questions .
Part 2. If an Economy 7 customer with an mpan starting with 2 and a conventional meter has a smart meter fitted and moves to a single rate tariff on the SM will the mpan then be changed to then start with 1? If so who instigates the change?
Part 3. If the answer is yes and they subsequently try to move back to an E7 tariff will they be able to select an E7 tariff (assuming the meter database is updated) or will the mpan being single rate prevent that and they would have to then request a supply change back to E7, or will it then be OK and they will b able to select an E7 tariff and if they do will their mpan change again to start with a 2?
(You need to look at the question in relation to the original thread but it does stand alone)
Part 4.Is the answer no and their mpan split rate status should not change when a SM is fitted?
In light of the fact that the timing arrangements change when a SM is fitted I would expect a change to that section of the mpan, (which incidentally wan never designed to accommodate SMs anyway) but that isn’t the cause of my confusion which is based on what is, effectively, a simple premise, which is
Part 5: Is it the case then that anyone with a smart meter should, if the energy supplier has put the technology in place, be allowed to select an E7 tariff WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY ON E7.
I appreciate this may take some time to untangle or have I over complicated it?