[LINK] smart meter program

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jan 20 21:45:09 AEDT 2010

At 09:29 PM 20/01/2010, Michael Still wrote:
>Jan Whitaker wrote:
> >  From $600 million to $2.25BILLION. They are already charging people
> > on their bills for the meters even though they aren't installed yet.
> > How is that within any semblance of Fair Trading requirements? "Here,
> > honey, pay for this device, and if the program manages to meet it's
> > objectives, you just might see some benefit in about 4 years." This
> > is in Victoria. I haven't seen it on my bill yet.
> >
> > The world has gone mad. Or maybe it's just governments. I just heard
> > this project described as the Myki of the electrical industry. Of
> > course that was said by an opposition leader who has about as much
> > cred in the community as George Bush.

That was on TV 7 news tonight. But I can't find anything about it on 
their 7News website.  I know they interviewed a rep from PowerCor who 
said the amount, $3.50 something was a way to spread the cost over 
time instead of a lump sum for the meter. Then there was a graphic 
after saying this year the cost was $69something, the next year 
$74something and then it didn't say anything more. Whether that was 
for the meter or the service was unclear.


>I've been eyeing off a Current Cost, but that's only $160 AUD for a
>clamp on sensor (over the main power feed for the house), a wireless
>display for inside the house, and a data cable to download the data to a
>PC for analysis.
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