Loyal Objeko readers already know that all owners who refused to equip their home of a Linky meter could be forced to pay a fine of 61 euros. Without further ado, we explain everything in detail in this article.
Linky: refractories forced to pay a fine
Today, 35 million households have a connected meter. But the installation of this device is still debated and many refractory remain in their position. The French who refused to replace their old meter with a Linky highlight various problems including the deactivation of the green box. Enedis deactivated the signal sent to the hot water tanks between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The 10% of French people who refuse to install the Linky meter evoke an attack on freedom. In particular, they fear remote control and the transmission of their data.
Currently, there are 3.8 million French people not equipped with the Linky meter. However, the government is doing its utmost to convert all housing. And for that, he does not hesitate to threaten Enedis customers with sanctions. Moreover, the stage of threats seems to have been passed. Indeed, the Energy Regulation Commission has taken measures. Concretely, Enedis is preparing to invoice 5 euros more on each monthly invoice. These amounts correspond additional costs related to visits by Enedis agents for traditional meter readings.
An additional cost of 5 euros per month
Do you still refuse to install the Linky meter in your home? As of January 1, 2023, you risk having to pay a fine. “From January 1, 2023, Enedis will therefore invoice customers who refuse statements. For an annual amount of 61 euros. Or around 5 euros per month” said Enedis. As explained above, this is how you will pay for your meter reading. Unless you provide a self-report once a year, at a minimum. “It is up to them to provide the Enedis group with a self-report at least once a year”.
The electricity distribution network operator added: “despite the sending of communications writings and appeals… They will be charged meter reading fees relating to the management of old-generation meter reading. These costs are, of course, stopped in the event of the installation of a Linky meter”. At the same time, those refractory to the Linky meter continue to express their anger on the networks.
An annual self-statement to avoid fines
If you are one of the anti-Linky, you have every interest in send a self-report to avoid paying a fine. But beware, Enedis also mentioned additional costs that it plans to allocate to recalcitrant customers. Fortunately, the group is reassuring about the use of the connected meter. Indeed, this device is an effective way to improve the management of its energy expenditure. Especially since mobile applications offer real-time monitoring of consumption. Allowing each household to identify major electricity costs and take the necessary measures to save money.