So as a first-time buyer a few years back it never occurred to me to check the Amperage of the power into the house. Something I would do now.
I recently looked into taking advantage of the government scheme to cover 75% of the cost to install a home electric car charger:
It was at this point, talking to one of the suppliers and having a few questions pitched at me. That I realised I only had 60A coming into the properly. Which to be fair is a lot of you have gas as well. This thing is new car fast chargers can do 32A and I don’t want to put in old tech to suit my current needs only.
With this, I put things on the back burner regarding the OELV / car charger.
Then my energy supplier Tonik contacted me about having a smart meter installed like most UK energy suppliers are doing presently. I had an engineer come out (actually a few) and they told me the backboard was not compliant and they could not do the work.
So I was wondering how do I resolve these issues.
Answer: UK Power Networks: Who’s site is pretty informative thankfully!
Found here: https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/our-services/upgrade-fuse/
The only blocker: For the fuse upgrade, UK power networks need to know that the meter tails are upgraded to 25m(il?) (from 16). I had no idea about that… I called my supplier Tonik and neither did they. This is where I’m at. Looking for a response from their meter team as to a cost for the upgrade. Ironically if its too much and I’m not keen on doing it, they’ll stop me using more electricity and making them more profit… 😀
Updates to follow. Hopefully, I can get past all this and start looking at OLEV and solar again.