Wednesday 22 May 2013 3.31pm
I am trialling one at the moment for EDF and I didn't think they were being rolled out yet – the project will start in the autumn of 2015, rather than the summer of next year. The SmartMeter replaces your original one and it's connected to a central computerised hub so there is no need for someone to come to read your meter. I'm not sure why it should have a negative effect on large estates because I assume if they have their own meters now they would still have their own SmartMeters. I think they would probably be compulsory in time though.