I must post the full story of these events some time because it beggars belief, but after an engineer visited on Friday we no longer have a “whirly wheel” electricity meter. I think in fact that it may well be the first time in my life that I’ve lived somewhere that doesn’t have such a meter. I’ve kept it though, just for old time’s sake.
Instead we have a flashy new polyphase meter that could probably even play video games if there was somewhere to plug in a screen. Not a “not really smart” meter, mind. I’m told many of those won’t play nicely with solar PV. And although this one is supposed to support automatic meter reading it doesn’t do that because there’s no signal in the cellar where our electricity supply enters the house.