X

Energy companies in Australia are watching the roll out of a new “Smart Meters” system in the UK with a view to launching a similar system in Australia say executives at Energy Australia.

Smart meters are intelligent electronic electricity and gas readers that send accurate information to the energy companies about a household’s consumption, scrapping the need for someone to come and check the meter. In some cases the meters are read by satellites.

The UK scheme which is set to cost evey UK household over $900 will immediately save money say the experts.

“I can only see benefits for us, and for customers,” said Phil Bentley, the managing director of British Gas told the UK Daily Telegraph. “There will be no more incorrect estimated bills, which is a hideous cause for complaint.”

In the UK, energy companies will each install their own meters, but the machines will conform to an agreed standard and feed the data to a central IT company. This will allow consumers to switch between suppliers without the need to swap their meters. The energy companies believe that they will save large amounts of money by being able to offer cheap energy to customers at off-peak times, as well as saving money from eradiating estimated billing.

4Square clarity ad 1 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
728 x 90 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
ARL0575 Tax Time 20 728x90px 72dpi Banners V2 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
728x90 Tour Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
728x90 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
4SQR Logi MX keys Mini 728x90 1 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
CUST Retention FY22 Sport WinterCodes Q3 NRL 728x90 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
728x90 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
SPORT TW Banner Conversion EN 728x90 1x Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ
BlueAnt PumpAirLite WebBanners 728x90 Smart Metres Being Considered For OZ


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE