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Here in Spain we all have had to have by law smart electric meters fitted and this week they have started charging you different rates depending on the time of the day which for most users will will increase their bills no doubt it will be rolled out across Europe
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Here in Spain we all have had to have by law smart electric meters fitted and this week they have started charging you different rates depending on the time of the day which for most users will will increase their bills no doubt it will be rolled out across Europe
And it will get worse, the ToD (Time of Day)tariff meter you currently now have is only the first step to it being programmed to a SToD (Seasonal Time of Day) tariff meter, the meter then can have the potential to triple the peak time period charges in the winter months.

Large industrial users in (NI) have had such meters for years, it certainly focuses the mind on reducing consumption during the peak demand periods of the generators as they have to use less efficient plant to feed the demand.

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One for Gas...One for Electric.
The Gas Company was taken over by the Electric Company about 6 months later.
The Gas smart meter still works but sends it's data down a rabbit hole because the company is now not trading.
Presumable the new Gas Company (The Electric Company) will one day suggest I have a gas smart meter?
Keeping up with life is difficult sometimes!
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We refused to have one.

Might be obliged, in the new build, so we are pleased that we have had solar panels fitted Just think what will happen when people need to charge their electric cars overnight!
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Sad 'progress' innit.

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Our provider is Iberdrola. We talked to a rep to find out the cost of each tariff for each portion of the day. El Pais avoided this question.

She assured us that since we were already on a two stage tariff from way back, that no changes would be made to our future bills for 12 months.
Ho Hum. We will wait for the next bill.
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When negotiating for stuff on the phone I record all my calls so often what they later offer you is not what they have said on the phone. I always say I am recording the call as soon as I get through, this gets around the legalities if you later need to use the evidence. I know that they record too, odd how they can never find the recording when asked though.

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This is the app I've been using for a few years now with no problems until Google stopped allowing you to see the actual phone number, but you can title it after the call for future reference, I believe similar apps are available for iPhones too.

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Great Kev but I try to get calls to my landline as poor ears, lousy audio and iffy signal. You must have vast storage.

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Not really Ray, I just download to the laptop every so often, and of course, I delete any first which aren't important, no point in keeping irrelevant stuff. I do have a 128gb Micro SD card in the phone, but it's mostly empty.
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