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Executive SummaryA number of Suppliers are carrying out trials of smart metering prior to the commencement of the mandated roll-out. These meters may be operating in either credit or pre-payment mode. Whilst a separate MIF has been raised to provide for new meter types to identify trial smart meters, this will not address all of the issues which can occur as a result of the customer deciding to change Supplier. The main issues identified are:
- The transfer of access information between Suppliers.
- The assignment of any debt.
- Identification of the mode in which the meter is set prior to the new supplier gaining the MPAN.
- Where meter transferred in Pre-payment mode, access to the payment infrastructure used by losing supplier.