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Does the production of solar power directly reduce my consumption of electricity from the grid and does a smart meter deal with this?

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Hello I have solar power does the production of solar power directly reduce my consumption of electricity from the grid and does a smart meter deal with this - if not can you explain how I benefit

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Best answer by Blastoise186 1 August 2022, 11:33

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Heya @Piler5 !

Good question. :)

As long as your solar panel setup is installed correctly, it’ll result in your home using solar energy as a priority over the national grid. As a result, your smart meter won’t record any imports if your home is currently running entirely off solar at any particular time, or if it’s using both, it’ll result in a reduced consumption from the grid. Both cases will result in lower bills.

Smart meters can also handle exports too, as long as exports are enabled in the config by the supplier. Check out the Smart Export Guarantee if you’d like to know more about that. :)

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