My concern is that I have a very old wooden power board in an old farmhouse. I am not utterly against a smart meter in principle, but I am very worried about opening a can of worms if anyone touches the power board. It could well disintegrate if it is opened. I cannot afford any major repairs and I don't want to tempt fate here. What does the installation of a smart meter actually entail? If anyone can tell me I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks as always for the help!
If you are that worried about futzing with the original power board, then your best solution is talk to them about installing the smart meter in a supplementary meter box, separate from the power board,
They are reasonably common these days, with the meter box being on the outside of the house and the "fuse" box and distribution board inside somewhere else;
Note that you will have to pay for this. We have just done it recently and it was not particularly cheap