Nope. It was a contractor who installed it and didn't have any answers at all.The positive side of this is ESB (or whoever) knows you are smarter than their dumb meter! When the new meter was installed they should have taken a closing reading from the old perfectly good dumb meter. Did you get one of these?
Not sure if this would get you anywhere. You don't own the current meter. If the network wants to replace the meter, there isn't much you can do if you want to keep getting electricity. So you have the option of not choosing electricity supply.
The new meters are not designed to save you anything but rather give you a more accurate reading on how much electricity you usedon't expect the new meter to save me anything - the opposite I suspect over time.