If you're looking to get an export reading from your smart meter, you've come to the right place. We've ptogether this helpful guide so that you know exactly what to do when the time comes.

It’s worth remembering that electricity reads are recorded in "kWh" (kilowatt hours), so be on the look out for this value when cycling through your display (but remembering to ignore the numbers after the decimal place).  

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Before you start:

Make sure you’re looking at your smart meter on the wall, rather than your in-home display (IHD). As great as your IHD is, it sadly does not capture your export meter readings. 

If you have a keypad

Meters with this setup:

  • Secure Liberty 100 (SMETS1)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  • Press 6 on the keypad until you see ‘EXP kWh’ followed by 8 digits
  • You’ll then see 8 digits (e.g. 0000369.4) followed by kWh at the bottom right of the screen. This will be your export reading
  • This is your read, so for this example your reading would be 369kWh

If you have A and B buttons

Meters with this setup:

  • Landis & Gyr E470 (SMETS2)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press the B button to wake up the display
  2. Keep pressing the green 'A' button to cycle through until you see Total Act. Export
  3. Your export reading should now be visible on-screen

If you have two white buttons with arrows and other markings around them

Meters with this setup:

  • EDMI ES-10B (SMETS2)

These buttons might be to the left or underneath the display. To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press the right/OK button to light up the display. This is the 'default' menu screen
  2. While on the default menu screen, use the left/down button to cycle through the different displays until you see the active export register
  3. Your export reading should now be visible. If not, use the left/down button to cycle through each value

If you have two grey buttons

 Meters with this setup:

  • Honeywell Elster AS302P (SMETS2)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press the "Display" or "Select" button to wake up the display
  2. By pressing the Select button the meter display will scroll through each meter reading. The value you're after is the one represented as 'Cum. Exp.'
  3. As before, write down all the digits ignoring any digits after the decimal point (if you have one). We only require the whole numbers
  4. In this example the meter reading is 257

If you have three grey buttons

Meters with this setup:

  • Honeywell Elster AS300P (SMETS1)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press and hold the grey middle button until the main menu loads up
  2. ‘General’ should appear on-screen – press and hold the middle button again to select this option
  3. ‘Time & Date’ should be visible – now scroll with the bottom button until you see ‘TOU Registers’
  4. Press and hold the middle button once more will hovering over ‘TOU Registers’ and you should now see ‘Cum. Exp.’ with a value underneath it

If you have two round blue and orange buttons

Meters with this setup:

  • Aclara SGM1400 (SMETS2)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press the blue 'A' button to wake up the display
  2. Continue pressing 'A' until you see 'Total Active Export'
  3. Your reading should now be visible on-screen

If you have an orange button on the left and blue buttons on the right

Meters with this setup:

  • Itron EM425-UK (SMETS1)

To get a reading from these smart meters:

  1. Press the orange button to wake up the display
  2. Press the bottom blue button to cycle through until you see 'Total Registers'
  3. Select Total Registers by pressing the orange button, then continue to scroll until you see Exp. Act
  4. This is your export reading, represented in kWh

Your meter not shown above?

If you think your smart meter isn't shown above, please send us a clear photo that captures the entire front of your meter to help@so.energy. We'll then find out how to read it and we can add your meter type to our guide!