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Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by craig_t, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,586

    The octopus stuff is giving you half hourly pricing on the following day and an app to then schedule (smart-plugged) appliances,
    but like the bulb vari-stuff they have 8p unit middle of the night and 25p+ peak time 6-8pm.

    Really need to use your tesla car/battery pack to store the energy overnight . tesla 80KW car packs <$2k, so if you could get 20KW for £500 say, over 10 years about a £1 a week, are probably quids in ?
     
  2. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,804

    Location: Intel HQ

    It says 'waiting for current data' it's been like that for a few days, I've Ower cycled it a few times too, bulb said the data looks like it's coming in to them OK they will speak to their 'smart team'
     
  3. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 20,499

    I'm just in process of moving to Utilita Gas/Elec Smart Meters. Install is tomorrow.
     
  4. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,948

    Location: Lake District

    How many different types of SMETS2 meters are being installed?
     
  5. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,586

  6. BigBoy

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,561

    Location: Bath

    6 different meters are available all do the same thing and have the same functionality, bar one that is equipt with an extra terminal to provide off peak electric.

    Get the ''Smart Team" called and get it replaced, if it's been stuck that long the commissioning has been rushed and it's stuck in a process.
     
  7. Matthew.M

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,116

    Location: Birmingham

    Has anyone got a Bulb invite link? Looking at switching now my fixed tariff on another supplier has expired.

    Email link in sig.
     
  8. Kol

    Don

    Joined: Jan 8, 2003

    Posts: 13,435

    Location: London

    Sent via PM/trust mate
     
  9. Matthew.M

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,116

    Location: Birmingham

    Cheers!
     
  10. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 16,953

    Location:

    I got the keys to my house on Thursday, who are people using for comparisons? Or direct?
     
  11. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,586

    eh ?
    same strategy as insurance ... check prices with compare sites + MartinLewis specials/club, then buy from suppliers using cashback/referrals. ...
    and, avoid these we will switch you middlemen street dealers
     
  12. HybridX

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 4,891

    Location: Nottingham

    So far so good with Bulb. Was paying £48 a month for electric, staying where i was would put me to £57 a month Just had a bill for £36.41 for my first month so im well happy at the moment
     
  13. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 16,953

    Location:

    Who were you with before?
     
  14. HybridX

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 4,891

    Location: Nottingham

    My employer lol

    (who were the cheapest when I orig joined them and have stayed with for minimal hassle and my monthly cost barely changed over the 5 years i was a customer but the latest best deal they could offer was a bit roo rich for me so i finally changed.)
     
  15. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,094

    Location: Scotland

    I just got an email from bulb saying they were sorry it took them 9 minutes to answer the phone when I called customer services and so they had credited £10 to my account :)
     
  16. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 16,953

    Location:

    Anyone have a referral link for Bulb please? Cheers. :)
     
  17. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,337

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Sent :)
     
  18. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 16,953

    Location:

    Hasn't come through my trust yet. :)
     
  19. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,337

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Re-sent, also sent email direct to the address noted on your trust
     
  20. phrases

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 11, 2011

    Posts: 721

    Looking to change from BG but currently pay £133 combined. About as good as i'll get it for a 3 bed semi?