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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

It's almost certainly some kind of "smart" meter, PEA have been talking to Huawei for some time.

 

Press Release from last year https://www.ryt9.com/es/prg/215072

 

Exactly what it's capabilities will be is unknown at present, but remote meter reading will certainly be one of them.

 

If you do end up with one some photos of the beast would be appreciated.

 

Thanks for the reply and link, Crossy.

I thought the whole point of smart meters was that you had a display inside the house showing what you were using and the current price, so you could decide to do the laundry after midnight to save a few satangs. I don't see them changing the meter and installing that in under 10 minutes, so probably just a means of remote meter reading, at least to start with. Although as I said, "Thai" and "smart" opens a lot of possibilities.

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the procedure itself is quite quick - aka 10 mins 

 

it only takes longer; if grandma comes out swinging, because they had not checked beforehand, to see if she was on her ventilator in the bedroom!! 

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6 minutes ago, Guderian said:

Thanks for the reply and link, Crossy.

I thought the whole point of smart meters was that you had a display inside the house showing what you were using and the current price, so you could decide to do the laundry after midnight to save a few satangs. I don't see them changing the meter and installing that in under 10 minutes, so probably just a means of remote meter reading, at least to start with. Although as I said, "Thai" and "smart" opens a lot of possibilities.

These smart meters are very expensive - I don't see PEA giving them away for free...

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3 hours ago, oldhippy said:

These smart meters are very expensive - I don't see PEA giving them away for free...

Either they made up the calculation and the invest will return by saved operation cost or Pattaya is kind of a field test area?

 

Here it's probably less than two years ago that the meter reading man (freelancer I guess) came to the gate to collect the bill in cash!

Nowadays the bill is printed instantly with a hand-terminal and put in this "PEA box" (like seems usual in most of the country).

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17 hours ago, oldhippy said:

These smart meters are very expensive - I don't see PEA giving them away for free...

Why not, they give them away free in the UK?

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8 hours ago, parafareno said:

smart meters are a danger, they emit high frequency fields....100 x more than wifi....

Well then it's a good job my meter is attached to the electricity pole on the other side of the street, and I've got a large garden between the street and my house. The meters are right by the Thai neighbour's swimming pool, though, he might not be so pleased.

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18 hours ago, Guderian said:

so you could decide to do the laundry after midnight to save a few satangs

Does Thai PEA have an 'Economy 7' tarrif? My lekky costs the same per unit whatever time of the day.

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5 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Does Thai PEA have an 'Economy 7' tarrif? My lekky costs the same per unit whatever time of the day.

The cost is based on an incremental usage charge, the more you use, the more you pay (per unit), the first xx is free.

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1 hour ago, wgdanson said:

Does Thai PEA have an 'Economy 7' tarrif? My lekky costs the same per unit whatever time of the day.

Not at the moment, as far as I'm aware, but if the smart meters take off they will probably try it. Otherwise what's the point of the smart meters, just to save the cost of a meter reader paid 12K/month going around on a scooter? That's hardly a major cost. The peak for electricity usage every year is in the Thai summer in April. Maybe it'll be more economic to reduce usage by jacking up the afternoon price than trying to ensure they can meet whatever the peak demand is?

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2 hours ago, saengd said:

The cost is based on an incremental usage charge, the more you use, the more you pay (per unit), the first xx is free.

But that still does not warrant putting the washing machine on at midnight.

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4 hours ago, Guderian said:

Why not, they give them away free in the UK?

Not in Belgium.

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19 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Either they made up the calculation and the invest will return by saved operation cost or Pattaya is kind of a field test area?

 

Here it's probably less than two years ago that the meter reading man (freelancer I guess) came to the gate to collect the bill in cash!

Nowadays the bill is printed instantly with a hand-terminal and put in this "PEA box" (like seems usual in most of the country).

In our village in Udon we still pay the woman who brings the bill with cash when she comes around each month.

Same with the water bill.

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