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Generation meter reading needed- Secure meter

  • 13 March 2024
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I have a secure 100 liberty meter and I have submitted the export reading on the solar panels but not the generation reading does anyone know where I get that figure from the liberty meter?

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Best answer by EverythingNeedsAUserName 15 March 2024, 17:35

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Hi @ClaireDL , your smart meter does not record solar generation. There should be a separate meter for that. 

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Thanks but I've only got the one meter

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Thanks but I've only got the one meter

Then unless there’s something on the solar system itself, you can’t get a generation reading. Smart Meters like the Liberty don’t record solar generation. 
It’s unusual for there not to be a generation meter .. can you see the solar inverter? 
This guide shows how a typical set up works. Note the generation meter and separate utility meter

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@ClaireDL if you have a smart meter, you’re able to report the exact amount of energy you export. That means you don’t need to know the amount you generated. 

 

A generation meter reading is used for FIT customers who don’t have a smart meter and need to know how much they generate so that half of it gets assumed (often to your advantage) as an amount exported. 

 

@BPLightlog or @EverythingNeedsAUserName will correct me if I'm wrong but I’m pretty sure you’re good with just that export reading. More info on FIT here

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Actually, if memory serves FiT requires both Generation and Export readings. You won’t find the Generation reading on most Smart Meters - you need to look for another meter elsewhere in the property for that.

For SEG, it’s Export readings only. :)

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I've got a first generation smart Meter, which means that I need to report not only the generation shown by my solar panel meter but also the export kilowatt hours from a manual Reading from my smart Meter!

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@ClaireDL on the liberty 100, press 9. The display lights up and you are shown

IMP KWH

123456

EXP KWH

123456

It is this second number that you need. I find it helpful to take a picture with my phone as the display doesn't last long.

 

You also need the generation meter for FiT. Mine looks like this, it is near the fuse box /consumer unit. 

 

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@ClaireDL , if this is for SEG as Tim mentions you only need an export figure which you know how to get. 
If this is for FIT, there should be a generation meter on the system unless it has been installed wrongly. FIT system get payment for generation as well as export - export can be either deemed or recorded, depending on your metering. With an export register, you would use the measured value

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@ClaireDL on the liberty 100, press 9. The display lights up and you are shown

IMP KWH

123456

EXP KWH

123456

It is this second number that you need. I find it helpful to take a picture with my phone as the display doesn't last long.

 

You also need the generation meter for FiT. Mine looks like this, it is near the fuse box /consumer unit. 

 

Our generation meter is nowhere near our fuse box or consumer unit. It is next to the Solar PV inverter … which is in the loft. Fortunately we have a SEG account, so it is not needed!

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