Stop Smart Meters Australia commends United Energy for finally honouring their customers’ persistent requests to not have a smart meter installed.
Thousands of United Energy customers have recently received a letter stating “….we honour your request not to have a smart meter installed…” and “We have now removed the meter at your property from United Energy’s smart meter exchange program.” However, the letters then tacitly intimidate customers to accept a smart meter in the future by citing a possible additional charge from 2015 if they keep their analogue meter.
But aren’t we already paying for a smart meter even if we don’t have one? We all have been paying for one since the beginning of 2010. So how can power distributors charge people twice? Surely the Australian Energy Regulator will have something to say about this!
Click here for a copy of the letter: SKMBT_C45114020409390
The question arises, when will other Victorian power distributors show some integrity and respect people’s legal right to refuse the installation of a smart meter on their properties?
Furthermore, will other Victorian power distributors still have the audacity to claim that smart meters are compulsory? Or are lies and deception ingrained in their ‘customer service’ culture?