Several years ago we were early adopters of smart meter technology then only being offered by British Gas. It all seemed like a great idea but after the gloss wore off we realised that it was telling us nothing we didn't already know; that it was very unlikely to change the way we use gas and electricity because the savings were so small or the inconvenience too large. So the IHD was relegated to the garage where we only used it as a convenient way to read the consumption monthly. Then the era of switching suppliers dawned and of course the smart meter became dumb. Did we miss it's cleverness? Not a bit.
OVO is now under Government pressure to put pressure on us to go smart with the new SMETS2 meter and despite saying no a year or two back to the earlier version they feel compelled to ask again. But reading through the forum it seems that the process is too much hassle and goes wrong too much to bother. So we won't be asking for a second smart meter - the existing one works fine in terms of measuring consumption and telling us what we need to know each month - it just requires 2 minutes online to tell OVO our readings. So why would we want a device in our house that seems likely to go wrong and is of virtually no value to us?
Sadly the "tell us why" form provided by OVO is not bright enough to enable me to give such reasons. Smart it ain't.
Out of interest has anyone saved loads of money or learned all sorts of ways to cut down on serious amounts of energy since having a smart meter fixed? And I mean serious, not just a few pounds.