1.5 million smart meters won’t work when you switch energy supplier

Smart meters will lose functions if householders switch to another energy firm, with a one-year wait before the problem is resolved.

Not all smart meters are compatible with those of rival firms.

Switching suppliers, therefore, causes the hi-tech meters to lose their “smart” functionality.

The problem will be solved only with the introduction of a new centralised communications network, due in April 2016, according to the Government.

But fresh delays are expected in the software delivery, which has already been pushed back by one year due to “technical issues”.

The new network, which will cover 99.25pc of the population, will be supplied by the Data and Communications Company (DCC), owned by Capita, which has been commissioned by the Government to create the national system.

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