Category Archives: Power Company

Horizon Power backs down on inflated bill

Horizon Power in Western Australia has eventually been ‘persuaded’ to adjust the exaggerated bill of a customer after being provided with irrefutable evidence of errors in the amount of electricity consumption reported.  The dispute comes amid a flurry of increased … Continue reading

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Energex moves to discourage off-peak electricity usage

From RenewEconomy’s website comes a story that can only be described as the truth will come out.  Amidst the power distributors’ claims that the purpose behind the smart meter rollout is to enable consumers to switch their electricity usage to … Continue reading

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Can smart meters cause house fires?

In yet another recent house fire, the electricity distributor, as usual, wasted no time in racing to the scene to remove the burned out smart meter. What’s the rush? Gee, I’m sure the property owner is very grateful to the … Continue reading

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Life-support patient disconnected | Herald Sun

Energy retailers are wrongfully disconnecting electricity customers at a rate that is causing concern to the Essential Services Commission.  Processes intended to protect customers from spur-of-the-moment disconnections are not being adhered to.  These processes include hardship assessment, payment advice and … Continue reading

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Meters build SPs smart future | Herald Sun

ENERGY distributor SP AusNet expects the continuing roll-out of smart meters to be the key for growth after posting a 12 per cent slide in half-year profit.While revenue was up 5.7 per cent to $830.5 million, largely because of electricity … Continue reading

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Fire investigators probe link between smart meters and house fires | Herald Sun

The MFB is investigating a link between smart meters and house fires. Herald SunUPDATE 8.57am: THE Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board has launched an investigation into a possible link between smart meters and house fires. An email sent to … Continue reading

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Smart meter concerns video – Today Tonight: 4th November 2011

Smart meter concerns – Today Tonight The public revolt against the forced installation of smart metres in homes has taken an unexpected turn with new health and safety fears revealed. Marcs story was published here Please turn off the Smart Meters but … Continue reading

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