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HertsSam 22 posts

I too live in a block of flats. The electricity meter is on the ground floor in a cupboard under the stairs. The gas meter is outside on the ground about 20-30 feet away.
My electricity smart meter was installed in December. However the installer said they could not install the gas meter as the distance was too great from the electricity meter. Also due to the location of the electricity meter and the strength of the phone signal, the meter only sends out a signal once a day. At least that is what I was told. So I cannot monitor my minute by minute usage, but it is good that I no longer have to submit readings to Scottish Power.
Anyways Scottish Power called today asking about installing the gas smart meter. When I mentioned the distance, they said it shouldn’t be a problem. I can’t remember if I was told there was a new meter that would get over this problem. So my meter installation is scheduled for early July due to my diary. I suspect I could have had it much earlier. I shall wait and see if this installation is successful.

DP: I am in England, north of London.

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