Thanks for your reply,
I have to say I have never fully understood how the panels work..
. whether the energy they create which I then use is also adding to the main electricity meter totals,
I obviously get the FIT payment for energy that is metered on the PV panel meter...
does this balance the money I pay to EDF??
I thought they were supposed to feed into the supply but maybe this needs checking.
I wasn't aware that there were different types of installation.
We certainly don't have a battery.
I probably am guilty of using more appliances now we have the panels, if I don't fancy hanging out the washing it goes in the tumble drier so will be using more in the day time I would have thought.
Now the confusing bit...
Ive just checked the meter, it says 1=N and 4=L,
N being day and L being night.
According to the EDF meter reading page, they have register 1 and register 2.
Their readings are the lower ones for register 1 and higher readings for register 2.
My actual readings are the opposite way around.
According to other instructions on how to read the meter...
"Economy 7 plans allow you to have cheaper electricity at night.
Therefore you have a meter that shows you the units you have used in the day, and one to show the units used at night.
The night-rate figure will be represented by LOW or RATE 1.
The day rate figure will be represented by NORMAL or RATE 2."
Have I got myself into unnecessary knots over this or is it the wrong way around?
The essence of my situation is that I want to know if I should be on a cheaper day rate if I've got the PV panels. Also who will be liable for the difference in charges if the readings are wrong?
Thanks so much for your help!
Yes thats what I think!
Just don't want to be faced with a huge bill if the energy I have to use during the cloudy days is at a high rate.