ready to meet your smart meter?Is your dog sick of meter readers coming to your home? Good news - as part of the Victorian Government's ongoing plan to improve our electricity infrastructure, new smart meters will be replacing the existing ones in all homes and small businesses by the end of 2013.
frequently asked questions.You probably have some questions about smart meters (like 'what makes them so smart?'), so we've got some answers for you.
What can the new smart meters do?Your new smart meter, unlike your old meter, has got some new tricks up its sleeve, like:
- It tracks your electricity consumption every 30 minutes, allowing you to adjust your energy usage habits and improve your energy efficiency.
- It provides remote readings, removing the need for meter readers to visit your property.
- It remotely connects your electricity supply when you move house, making the process easier.
- It helps your distributor to respond to faults and outages more quickly.
Please note that some smart meter features, including remote readings and connections, may not be enabled when your smart meter is installed. These features will become available over time as they are installed across Victoria.