I have a smart meter why do I get estimated readings on my Bill? I thought a smart meter would know my correct readings.
Best answer by Darran_OVO
Update on 29/09/20: Estimated readings when you have a smart meter indicate that we’re not getting sent your readings remotely from your smart meter. You can check this in the meter readings section of your online account. We’ve made a ‘smart meter health check’ guide that will let you work out the issue:
If you have a Secure Liberty 100/110 smart meter, see the guide here
If you have a Acara, Honeywell or Flonidan smart meter, see the guide here
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This is odd, you usually wouldn't get an estimated bill, so there's a couple of things we'll need you to check for us to ensure your smart meter is connecting with us as it should be. The quickest way to do this is to check a few details on each of the meters.
On the electricity meter, can you see the WAN light? This will be either flashing (in cycles of up to 5), or solid. If it’s a solid light, it means we don’t have a connection with the smart meter. We’ll then need to determine the next course of action to get this fixed.
The next thing to check is on the gas meter. On the display, there will be a HAN symbol. This measures the connection between the gas meter and electricity meter. Because the gas meter doesn’t communicate with us directly, instead it connects with us via the electricity meter, it’s important that there’s a strong connection between the two meters. If the HAN symbol is flashing, it suggests there is a connection issue, and we’d need to look at getting you a relay, which will increase the signal strength between the two meters.
The last thing to check is that the meters have been set up correctly. Pressing 0 on each of the meters should show you the date and time. If they don't just let us know so we can help you further.
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