I have 3 phase electricity with a dual rate meter. I would like a smart meter. I have asked my electrician and he says that it is very easy however the OVO technician who came to fit a smart meter said he couldn't do it. So I am paying over the odds for my electricity because OVO will not put me onto a single phase and install a smart meter
Best answer by Tim_OVO
Updated on 11/05/21:
Back with an update on this one - Are you a single rate 3 phase OVO member interested in upgrading to a Smart meter?
If so we’re interested to hear from you - Send a PM to myself or
The info below was taken from this topic which asks ‘can I get a smart meter with a 3 phase supply:
All Smart Meters being installed in the UK are selected through a process managed by the Data Communications Company (DCC). They own the Smart Meter Network, and they alone can communicate with our Smart Meters using a proprietary encryption system. DCC have, thus far, only commissioned single-phase Smart Meters to be joined to their Network.
The info below is about what’s needed to get a smart meter if you have a 3 phase supply:
It's possible, @Dartmoor
You will need to get your 3 phase supply downgraded to a single phase supply, before a smart meter can go in. Here's the process:
- Get an electrician to check if downgrading the supply is possible (you've done this already - nice work).
- Arrange a date for (and pay for) a visit from your Distribution Network Operator (DNO), who will rewire your supply to make it a single phase set up.
- Liaise with OVO to make sure we can get an engineer to you on the same day that the DNO visit, to fit your smart meter free of charge: 0330 303 5063.