Households will still receive smart meters that cease to work after a change of energy supplier despite a crucial deadline on installations having passed, Telegraph Money has learned.

Consumers have been warned that it will be down to them to request the most modern meter to avoid future problems. 

Yesterday marked the official end to installations of first-generation smart meters, known as “Smets 1”, and the dawn of the new “Smets 2” breed. But at least four of the biggest energy suppliers will still provide the former, even though such installations will no longer count towards their government smart meter targets. 

Smart meters are touted as an energy-saving device, giving households the ability…

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