I now learn that if I continue to refuse a smart meter my fuel costs will go up by over £ 100 compared to somebody with a smart meter My contract is up for renewal in a few months so I will have to shop around after a happy 7 years
My reasons for disliking the smart meter technology are it smacks of big brother and the customer is not to be trusted
Nobody will admit what other details are collected and what use they are put to
Best answer by Transparent
Are you by any chance referring to Lumo Online Ltd?
Lumo is a wholly-owned subsiduary of OVO Energy Ltd, but is a separate company.
It has different Terms & Conditions of service, such as:
- Online account management only
- New customers must sign up for both electricity & gas
- New customers musn't already have any Smart Meter
- Lumo will fit their own Smart Meters as part of the initialisation process
So, yes you might be able to get a lower rate on Lumo than you can with OVO. But the same might be true for any other Energy Supplier. It depends on many factors, like where you are in the country.
Let me know if I've misunderstood.