I wanted to say thank you for posting information about which electricity companies are open to changing the smart meters.
I have switched from Meridian to Contact today, but it will still take some time to sort the problem because the smart meter, being new, isn’t registered yet apparently.
Once this is sorted Contact energy will take out the ‘chip’ for $125. Powershop would do it for $160, but couldn’t guarantee it could be done until I’d joined up.
Both companies cannot guarantee that we won’t have to have a smart meter in 2015.
Meridian wasn’t interested in anything 🙁
Thanks so much for having this site.