Today I received a letter from Endesa (our electricity company) about the installation of a smart electricity meter for us.
The letter says that the installation will take place some time this quarter (April-June 2016 I guess). It also says that there will be up to a 30 minute outage in electricity while the new meter is fitted.
After the meter has been installed we will get a letter giving us details of the final reading on the old meter.
The cost of the installation is covered by Endesa. After the new meter has been installed the cost per month for rental of the meter is 0.81 euros (excluding tax I guess).
The letter also says that once the new meter is installed all bills will be based on actual meter readings getting rid of the need for estimated readings for some periods.
No doubt others in town will receive similar letters or have already done so.