Yes, having a smart meter is a strict requirement for two reasons:
- Purchasing Energy at Cost Prices: The ability to pass on the cost prices directly works only if the consumption is directly read. We need to precisely know when and how much a customer has consumed in electricity and gas. Only a smart meter can measure that.
- Greening of the Energy Grid: We believe that dynamic energy tariffs are crucial for greening the energy grid. We reward the customer when they consume energy during times of ample availability, such as on a sunny afternoon when solar panels produce a high peak of energy. To measure this, a smart meter is necessary.
If you have an old meter and still want to take advantage of NextEnergy's services, we offer these customers a model contract.