Smart meter reconfiguration after solar installation

Daniel1805
Switched-on
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I have had a Landis+Gyr E350 Type U1200 smart meter installed at my home. May I know what procedure do I need to follow in order to reconfigure it for the upcoming installation of solar power? 

how much will be charged for the reconfiguration and how long does it normally take?

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Lester
Powerhouse
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Unless the meter is not suitable for solar, your solar system installer will take care of all that with the energy supplier / network provider.

They generally have to notify them of the install, find out the site export limit (should be the first thing the installer does when quoting you), and work out what's needed.

 

Your solar company SHOULD go through all your energy needs / appliances with you, and set up the best solar options available.

If they don't, then you are open to having something put in that doesn't do the best it can for your household.

AVOID CHEAP SOLAR.

 

Make sure it is done right . . .

 

https://www.landisgyr.com.au/webfoo/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/E350-Brochure.pdf 

 

https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1766243 

 

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/General-Discussion/Chat/New-electricity-meter-installed-avg-bill... 

 

Your solar company has a huge responsibility to get things right from the start.

 

The retailer AGL, should be notified (usually by the solar company, but don't depend on them !), and YOU should take up with AGL what options you have for a new plan.

If already on TOU (time of use) tariff you will probably stay on this.

If for some reason you are still on a fixed or single tariff, and you want to stay on this (it might suit you better for now), then you must tell them early, as insist you stay on it.

If you are getting a battery, then you will be miles in front going onto TOU, and setting up your home to use power at the best times, use battery for peak times after solar feed has finished.

Don't let them for any reason put you onto a demand tariff, if they can do this in your region.

 

Good luck.

Getting solar is a minefield in it's own right, but then the energy retailers and plans are a whole other side of getting through this.

The whole plan / pricing thing seems to be difficult / confusing to compare by design.

Spend a good amount of time on researching it through.

 

You probably know AGL has a comparison section on their website, and also the govco page for comparing plans / retailers, but here they are . . .

 

https://www.agl.com.au/residential/energy/compare-plans 

 

https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/ 

 

Some solar info from the govco site . . .

 

https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/article/choices-that-are-good-for-the-environment 

 

 

NeilC
Powerhouse
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@Daniel1805 

 

There are no fees for this.

It should happen once your installer informs your SUPPLIER that all is well.

Don't always believe what you read on this site as some people think they are experts.

I had to wait nearly a full month before I even got my SMART METER installed after my solar install.

 

Once the meter was installed billing commenced (not with AGL at that time).

 

Cheers Neil


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Lester
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"Don't always believe what you read on this site as some people think they are experts."

 

Who is this referring to Neil ?

I'm only going by what I went through with my install.

Lester
Powerhouse
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Oh, I see my text "The retailer AGL, should be notified (usually by the solar company, but don't depend on them !), and YOU should take up with AGL what options you have for a new plan."

 

My main thing with this was for plans, and if wanting to stay on single rate (if applicable).

 

But I'll tell you what, I called AGL a week after my install was complete, after my solar company said they take care of everything, and have a contractor that looks after all the power supplier contact and meter updates.

AGL said there is nothing on record about the solar install, and they will update for a smart meter install.

It happened within a week.

 

Maybe avoid using your experiences alone as a basis to make statements belittling others wanting to help people on the forum, it just pushes people away from getting the best from a community perspective.