• Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Hi everyone

    We’ve got an update to share about our plans to offer 2nd generation smart meters (SMETS2) to Pure Planet Members.

    We’ve completed our initial internal testing of SMETS2 smart meters and we have also chosen a contractor to install them from early 2019.

    What happens next?


    The next step is for us to work with some Pure Planet Community Members who are up for taking part in a pilot of SMETS2 smart meters, before they’re offered to all.

    The pilot is likely to start in February. It will involve testing the meter installation process and, of course, the network that sends us meter readings so you don’t have to.
    We’ll use your feedback and experience to fix any bugs and get everything in place before we start to install them by the thousands.

    The pilot will involve a small number of people so we can keep track of what’s happening. It’s also important that we have Members testing the meters from various locations around the UK. This is because we’ll be testing the strength and reliability of different networks which will carry the data.

    Members chosen to be part of the pilot will be given access to a special ‘Smart meters testing’ section here in the community - a place for us to get your feedback and collate any issues that come up.

    If you’re up for that, let me know by posting in the replies below. If you’ve already posted in this thread that you’d like to be involved, you don’t have to post here again - we’ve already got you on the long list.

    A shortlist will be drawn up and I’ll be in touch with the details.

    More info about SMETS2


    SMETS2 is the industry term for the 2nd generation of smart meters in the UK.

    These will replace 1st generation smart meters (SMETS1) and will work with any energy supplier, not just the supplier who installs them.

    Smart meters can send accurate data about your energy usage directly to us, so you don’t need to take manual meter readings or rely on estimates.

    They also give you real-time information about your energy use, so you can find ways to use less and save money.

    Pure Planet Members will not be forced to have a smart meter. If you don’t want one, that’s fine!

    The SMETS2 rollout is being coordinated by an Ofgem-regulated body called the Data and Communications Company (DCC).

    The DCC is responsible for building the smart meter network around the UK. It’s the body between energy suppliers like Pure Planet and you, the Member. DCC manages the data between supplier and customer, on a faster network. (The older versions of smart meters use 3G SIM cards which connect to specific energy companies only).

    What has been happening in the past few months?


    SMETS2 meters have been installed in homes by other energy suppliers since the summer. Despite initial testing and mass production they proving to be more complex and time-consuming that previously expected, creating delays in availability of meters.

    We don’t believe that Pure Planet Members wanted to be issued with smart meters that were not yet ready to work as intended, which is why we’ve held back until now while we carried out more testing ourselves.

    We’ll be posting regular updates in the community on how the pilot is progressing.

    That’s it for now. Any questions? Let’s talk about them below.

    You may also like:
    I’ve got a smart meter. Will it work with Pure Planet and how to I read it?





    Hi I would love to take part as my electricity meter is in a really awkward place.
  • Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Hi everyone

    We’ve got an update to share about our plans to offer 2nd generation smart meters (SMETS2) to Pure Planet Members.

    We’ve completed our initial internal testing of SMETS2 smart meters and we have also chosen a contractor to install them from early 2019.

    What happens next?


    The next step is for us to work with some Pure Planet Community Members who are up for taking part in a pilot of SMETS2 smart meters, before they’re offered to all.

    The pilot is likely to start in February. It will involve testing the meter installation process and, of course, the network that sends us meter readings so you don’t have to.
    We’ll use your feedback and experience to fix any bugs and get everything in place before we start to install them by the thousands.

    The pilot will involve a small number of people so we can keep track of what’s happening. It’s also important that we have Members testing the meters from various locations around the UK. This is because we’ll be testing the strength and reliability of different networks which will carry the data.

    Members chosen to be part of the pilot will be given access to a special ‘Smart meters testing’ section here in the community - a place for us to get your feedback and collate any issues that come up.

    If you’re up for that, let me know by posting in the replies below. If you’ve already posted in this thread that you’d like to be involved, you don’t have to post here again - we’ve already got you on the long list.

    A shortlist will be drawn up and I’ll be in touch with the details.

    More info about SMETS2


    SMETS2 is the industry term for the 2nd generation of smart meters in the UK.

    These will replace 1st generation smart meters (SMETS1) and will work with any energy supplier, not just the supplier who installs them.

    Smart meters can send accurate data about your energy usage directly to us, so you don’t need to take manual meter readings or rely on estimates.

    They also give you real-time information about your energy use, so you can find ways to use less and save money.

    Pure Planet Members will not be forced to have a smart meter. If you don’t want one, that’s fine!

    The SMETS2 rollout is being coordinated by an Ofgem-regulated body called the Data and Communications Company (DCC).

    The DCC is responsible for building the smart meter network around the UK. It’s the body between energy suppliers like Pure Planet and you, the Member. DCC manages the data between supplier and customer, on a faster network. (The older versions of smart meters use 3G SIM cards which connect to specific energy companies only).

    What has been happening in the past few months?


    SMETS2 meters have been installed in homes by other energy suppliers since the summer. Despite initial testing and mass production they proving to be more complex and time-consuming that previously expected, creating delays in availability of meters.

    We don’t believe that Pure Planet Members wanted to be issued with smart meters that were not yet ready to work as intended, which is why we’ve held back until now while we carried out more testing ourselves.

    We’ll be posting regular updates in the community on how the pilot is progressing.

    That’s it for now. Any questions? Let’s talk about them below.

    You may also like:
    I’ve got a smart meter. Will it work with Pure Planet and how to I read it?





    Hi I would love to take part as my electricity meter is in a really awkward place.
  • I would be interested in taking part in the pilot - we live in Bristol
  • I would be interested in taking part in the pilot - we live in Bristol
  • I’d be happy to be part of the early adopters
  • I’d be happy to be part of the early adopters
  • I would like a smart meter asap please. I am in m33
  • I would like a smart meter asap please. I am in m33
  • Hi. Please sign me up. Happy to provide feedback.
  • Hi. Please sign me up. Happy to provide feedback.
  • Hi!

    I am Qlmac and I recently joined PP and the Community as well. I would like to take a part in the trial please. I am based in South Leeds, Middleton to be more precise 😊. I have never had smart meter before so eager to have one😊.

    Kindest regards
    Qlmac
  • Hi!

    I am Qlmac and I recently joined PP and the Community as well. I would like to take a part in the trial please. I am based in South Leeds, Middleton to be more precise 😊. I have never had smart meter before so eager to have one😊.

    Kindest regards
    Qlmac
  • What a lovely, polite post, Qlmac! 👍👏👏

    A very warm welcome to you!
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN


  • What a lovely, polite post, Qlmac! 👍👏👏

    A very warm welcome to you!
  • Managed to avoid having a smart meter installed until the 2nd Gen ones were available so would be keen to get one installed and take part in the trial.

    Chris.
  • Managed to avoid having a smart meter installed until the 2nd Gen ones were available so would be keen to get one installed and take part in the trial.

    Chris.
  • I would love to have a smart meter and be involved in the testing phass south wales
  • I would love to have a smart meter and be involved in the testing phass south wales
  • I’m keen to take part in the pilot. Vikki ( East London - E1W)
  • I’m keen to take part in the pilot. Vikki ( East London - E1W)
  • Wigan, Lancs area. I work from home so I am available for any install dates/times or feedback request. Happy to be part of any Beta testing.
  • Wigan, Lancs area. I work from home so I am available for any install dates/times or feedback request. Happy to be part of any Beta testing.
  • Please consider for the trial. Staffordshire.
  • Please consider for the trial. Staffordshire.
  • Hi Marc I’m up for testing SMETS2
  • Hi Marc I’m up for testing SMETS2
  • Definitely like to be considered for the trial. We’re in North Yorkshire
  • Definitely like to be considered for the trial. We’re in North Yorkshire
  • Quote Originally Posted by pubgypsy View Post
    Hi I would love to take part as my electricity meter is in a really awkward place.
    I know how it feels...
  • Quote Originally Posted by pubgypsy View Post
    Hi I would love to take part as my electricity meter is in a really awkward place.
    I know how it feels...