how are your storage heaters timed at the moment? Is there a separate timer.
Are you sure you are on an E7 tariff, not on E10?
Economy 7 switches at a preset time, so my thinking is if you have a separate timer, there is no reason a smets2 meter won't work, but/and in any event the day and night rates with PP are the same so it makes no difference anyway.
The subtlety here is that the meter
does not switch on the heaters, it only allows the timers to switch the heaters when the night rate is on. If that is the case it's a simple matter of wiring the heaters directly to the meter out.
I can't see why that would be a problem.
We need more specific technical information from PP as to why this is an issue. The only things I can think of is were you to change back to a normal meter, in theory your heaters could be switched on during the day, timer permitting, AND the meter installers remit does not extend to rewiring the feed to your heaters.
This E7 business with SM's is a mess lets have some real detailed tech info as to what the issues are please?
we need a detailed FAQ on the why's and wherefores of E7 and smart metering - I know there have been posts but this is still very unclear.
If it is merely a case of the poster having the wiring of his heaters changed to come from the main meter out rather than a switched E7 feed he should be told why and how to get that done, even if the option is that he has to get his own electrician to do it.
If there is some other technical reason both I and many others would like to know more please?
I have a vested interest in this as about to switch a neighbour, awaiting a meter change and who is in a similar situation.
late edit: idea posted
Originally Posted by Igueh