Power switch may mean smart meter cost unless ‘metering competition’ is delayed | Herald Sun


The whole issue is a farce that needs to be exposed as such.
Refer to my comment.

Stop Smart Meters Australia

VICTORIAN households and small businesses risk being charged up to $140 for a new smart meter if they switch retailers.

Rules allowing only distributors, rather than retailers, from installing or replacing meters are due to expire at the end of the year, exposing customers to potential extra costs.

The State Government fears consumers could face higher costs and safety risks unless the introduction of “metering competition” is delayed, documents reveal.

It has requested an Australian Energy Market Commission rule change to prevent Victorians from being disadvantaged.

Its submission states, among other reasons, that this would avoid “the risk that consumers may be required to replace their meter with a change of electricity retailer and face charges associated”, or the risk of higher electricity prices due to switching carriers.

The cost of the controversial smart meter program has blown out to $2.3 billion.

Victoria’s electricity distributors, CitiPower, Jemena, Powercor, SP AusNet…

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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