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How do I get an IHD for my Smart meter?

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Why have I not got a home display with my smart meter

 

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Best answer by Tim_OVO 26 June 2020, 15:55

Posted on the 26/06/20:

 

If you haven’t got an In Home Display (IHD) to go with your smart meter, you’re able to request this directly with our support teams. Send over a PM/DM to FacebookTwitter or a message to webchat via our Help Centre. Include your full name, email address and account number or full address for a Facebook or Twitter PM/DM. 

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I am a new ovo customer have an online request to submit meter reading before 28th June as the energy switch was on 23rd June. No IHD was provided at the install. The WAN light is flashing Red. It is SMETS1 secure meter.

I am part of V2G trial with solar PV so I export and import electricity with OVO. On pressing button 9, I get 95kwH imported and about 135 kwH exported as EV has not been used for the last 4-5 days since the install. Also since it has been quite sunny last few days PV have been averaging at 15-20kWh per day.

Any suggestions on how to get IHD delivered and configured for the install?

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Hi @103059841 and welcome to the Forum.

So let me just check a couple of things:

  • Are you an OVO or Lumo customer? Or have you migrated to OVO from one of the companies they bailed out when they collapsed (Spark Energy, Economy Energy etc)?
  • Which company installed the Smart Meters and when (approximately)?

I can advise a bit more once I have those answers, but please also fill out your Forum Profile because that’s where we look for basic background information.

You should also know that simply having an IHD delivered won’t solve the problem. It has to be paired with the Communications Hub for your property. That requires active conversation between you and an OVO Engineer because there are actions to be taken at both ends of the link. You can’t just press buttons at your end!

We had a smart meter installed almost a month ago. The installer told us there was no more stock of the smart meter gadgets that allow you to monitor your usage but that one would be sent to us within a week. Has anyone experienced the same delay and if so, how long did you have to wait. Have spoken to Ovo but am still none the wiser. Have to admit, the indoor display gadget was the main reason we agreed to have a smart meter installed so feeling a bit miffed by this. Had the installer told us prior to switching I think we would have cancelled. Thank you
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Hi @BEVVY99 - I've moved your post onto this thread - you should find the info you need above.

Cheers!
Eva it may be usual to how Ovo deal with there installs, (not fitting a ihd at time of installation) but it's not elsewhere, unless the customer refuses a display it should be fitted at time of install, and also the option of a demo. SMICOP.
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Why have I not got a home display with my smart meter

Hi @Arty,

I've edited your title slightly so other users that need this information can find it.

If you've not been provided with an IHD, the best thing to do is give us a ring on 0330 303 5063 and we can get one sent out to you. Alternatively you can drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter and we can get it done through there. Be sure to include your account number, full name and DoB.

Hope this helps,
Nancy
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Hi @djdavenick,

It sounds like you've got a smart meter that we can't connect to. We'd need to replace these meters with our own ones, and an IHD would be provided as part of this process.

If you're not able to find any appointments online, drop the team on Facebook a PM with your post code and they should be able to check engineer coverage for you.

Thanks
I've just moved into our new build property that has smart meters, switched from the developers supplier to ovo, completed the switch but no usage is being shown on the portal.

Do I get a ovo IHD?

Do I need to reprogram the smart meters to communicate with Ovo..

Tried booking a smart meter engineer but nothing available in my area!
Smart meter installed on the 20/06/2019 engineer very efficent and quick, but on compleation he then told me there where no handsets and I would have to wait a least a fortnight.
So I rang customer services the same day to be told they would get one sent to me straight away.
Of course it never turned up I had to speak to customer care about another issue like being locked out of my account and mention the fact i still didn,t have a hand device . I was told I would more than likely have to wait six weeks for one.

So my advice is to anyone having meters installed be sure to get the hand device before th engineer starts work.
Not very happy with OVO to date.
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There's limited stock available for the IHD's at the moment, @Allan 71. An agent shouldn't have advised that the device would be sent out that day - I'm sorry.

It's not unusual to install smart meters without an IHD, this can be added at a later date and the meters will work as normal.

Eva
Hi Eva
I wanted a new meter so I could monitor my usage. Not so much as not having to do my own readings..
I still think customers should be told before installing.
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Heads up, @sylm_2000 - check out the ‘best answer’ on this topic for info on how to get an IHD. 

 

Press 9 on the meter’s keypad to confirm your meter readings needed for the online account’s opening meter readings. After Imp kWh, and Exp kWh, it will be the reading!

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Posted on the 26/06/20:

 

If you haven’t got an In Home Display (IHD) to go with your smart meter, you’re able to request this directly with our support teams. Send over a PM/DM to FacebookTwitter or a message to webchat via our Help Centre. Include your full name, email address and account number or full address for a Facebook or Twitter PM/DM. 

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That's fair enough, @Allan 71, we appreciate the feedback!

I'll pass this onto the Smart team to see if this is something that could be done in the future.

Don't forget, once your smart meter information has been updated on My OVO you'll be able to track smart usage there!

Since moving last year i dont have an IHD for my property, How can i arramge getting one please x

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@103059841 

Hi, I’ve moved your question to this topic as it should help answer how you can get a new IHD.

 

However, @Transparent make’s some great points. So, it might be useful to answer his questions for further advice.

 

All the best,

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