The Geelong Advertiser reports that Victoria’s smart meter rollout is continuing - Geelong to get smart meters.
EVERY Geelong home will be fitted with a new electricity smart meter in the next year after Powercor yesterday revealed plans to start installations next month. Starting in Grovedale and Waurn Ponds, the company will install 110,000 of the controversial electricity readers at homes and businesses throughout the Geelong region.
Hundreds of workers will be involved in the Geelong roll-out, part of a four-year, statewide project to replace 2.5 million traditional electricity meters with the new smart meters.
Whereas data from older models is recorded every three months by a team of meter readers, smart meters record power consumption every 30 minutes and automatically send readings to the customers' power company.
In time, power companies plan to make that detailed information available to customers.