I live in Central Victoria and have had a smart meter for at least 10 years. Our power supplier is Powercor and the billing company is Origin. What puzzles me is that there is no remote metering connected, and a person comes around and physically reads the meter every 90 days. While this is not a problem, what is a concern, is that the meter has no remote control, we are on the same fixed rate kwh charges 24/7, as Powercor is not able to determine lower night rate usage so we cant take advantage of off-peak rates, and are paying more for our electricity.
As Victorians, we were told by the then Sate Government, that the installation of a smart meter would save us money.
It is my understanding we had to pay for the installation cost, as well as trailing daily supply charges forever and a day, to no advantage to me whatsoever. Talk about a rip-off.
I believe a lot of Victorians are in the same boat.