With some articles now popping up again that City of Tshwane is installing prepaid meters again (City to continue roll-out of new smart prepaid electricity meters | Rekord East) and already some rumours popping up that this is to “block solar users”, I thought it a good idea to start a thread.
Are there a lot of City of Tshwane users in here? What do you guys currently do – feed into the grid? Grid-tied?
Myself: I have a Victron 5KVA Multiplus 1 with a Carlo Gavazzi energy meter monitoring the non-essential side of things, with the oven, stove, geyser, borehole and aircon on that side. So I do get the spikes when the big loads on the grid side switches off and the multiplus dumps it for a second or two back into the grid.
Luckily my old Power-link PLE12D meter doesn’t care too much, but if the city does decide to install new prepaid meters, and it is one that trips when pushing back, I’m going to have problems.
Rumours so far are that they are installing the Hexing HXE12 DL model but I’m not yet certain if that blocks/trips when feeding back to the grid.