Re: I don't know why you think that
Is this where I am legally bound to point out that you don't own your electric meter anyway, the supplier does?
If EDF has to change 17 million electric meters, that is their problem, not yours.
This has already been demonstrated in the UK market when "we" installed hundreds of thousands of smart meters, and then... took them all out again and put in old refurbished spinning dial ones!
No cost to the customer, except possibly a little extra wear on the locks of those who, weirdly, were never home, never replied, and turned out to be using huge amounts of electric to warm the attic with lights...