You seem rather well informed on these matters. Have shares in smart meters, do you?and...
The meter alerts the energy provider that it’s battery is near end of life... energy company sends man to replace unit. Job done, who gives a fcuk?
Unless you are @A signaller... the energy provider will cut him off without warning because he queried their need to attend his property ten years after the meter was installed because the battery in his meter that doesn’t actually communicate with his provider because he changed suppliers a year after it was installed is near the end of it’s life. To add insult to his outrage, the fee they’ll charge him is equivalent to the national debt of a small third world country... and breathe.
One of our neighbours in the close is in the middle of a stagnating house sale... offer accepted before Covid and as if that wasn’t enough, the buyer's solicitor is now wrangling over rent-a-roof panels installed before the current owners bought the house.iirc the problems arose when you wanted to sell your house with the panels, and the potential new owners did not want the pv panels.
One doesn’t need to be well informed. Just read anything ever written by @A signaller and then simply assume precisely the opposite to be true.You seem rather well informed on these matters. Have shares in smart meters, do you?
Annnndddd.....here we are, further proof that councils (Labour ones in particular) can screw anything upOwned and operated by a Labour run council. What could possibly go wrong?
Robin Hood Energy may have licence revoked if it fails to pay total sum to Ofgemamp.theguardian.com
As in charged consumers but somehow not paid on. Now why would they do that....
A financial expert has been appointed to run the rule over the finances of Nottingham City Council, which owns the firmwww.business-live.co.uk
Get ready to welcome your SPOW overlords.Looks as though RHE will shut up shop in the not too distant future - hopefully though, it will be a controlled closure with appropriate and timely announcements etc rather than the usual fiasco of trading normally yesterday, crashed today, supplier of last resort tomorrow shite that normally happens.
That said, with such a massive stake in RHE, the council may elect to continue but with energy sector expertise and experience on the board instead of labour councillors whose entire knowledge of the energy industry was gained from driving past a power station / gasworks on their way to the office.
As a current RHE customer it is one I'll be watching.
I thought Airwave was behind a lot of the smart meter and especially comms technology behind Smart Meters, has that changed recently?I had an interview last year for a position at Smart DCC, the company that designed and built the comms infrastructure that all the Smart Meters use to connect to the energy providers. They gave me chapter and verse about how fantastic they were at integration and it was world beating technology. When I actually got a chance to ask a few questions about why they had sat with their thumbs up there arses whilst the meters were failing to connect due to a severe lack of standards integration, it all went very quiet.
I've not turned down many contracts in my time, but this was one.
Oh and yes, it's a wholly owned subsidiary of Capita with whom I had many sorry dealings with as part of the clusterfuck that was nextgen offender tagging that didn't work mainly due to a severe lack of oversight regarding the integration between different suppliers and components. Plus ca change
I just saw the name Crapita, if anything should make people avoid smart meters it should be any Crapita involvementIt may be the way my phone renders that link, but it doesn't inspire me with confidence. Pale grey text on a white background is just too difficult to bother reading.
Well done the comms team.