Usage data from smart meters read remotely is directly transmitted to the meter service provider/distributor. In most cases, there is no need for a visit to your property. If you have a remotely read smart meter, your electricity providers default account assigned to you allows you to monitor your usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and, where sufficient usage history exists, an annual basis.
For Interval Meters that Require Manual Reading:
These meters cannot be read remotely; the meter service provider/Distributor must physically download the data from your meter. If you’ve received an estimated bill and wish to arrange a reading, get in touch with your electricity/gas retailer.
Despite the manual reading requirement, you can still use your account to track your usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and, where sufficient usage history exists, an annual basis