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Consumers face up to $194 [per year] for smart meters – Herald Sun

VICTORIAN households will be slapped with smart meter fees of up to $194 on electricity bills next year. Charges for about 1.6 million homes and small businesses are set to rise from January. But about a million customers should get … Continue reading

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Smart meter charges ‘too big’

Too much: Smart-meter rollout annoys regulator. Photo: Ben Rushton IN A bid to stop overspending on the electricity network, SP AusNet has been blocked by the Australian Energy Regulator from hiking charges to pay for its rollout of smart meters. … Continue reading

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$20 smart meter slug blows fuses

POWER distributors will reap an extra $20 million from smart meter  customers next year after yet another budget blowout. The hike, which is over and above costs already approved, will add up to $20  to the annual charge householders with … Continue reading

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Switch off and get paid

CONSUMERS will be able to cut their electricity bills by agreeing to companies remotely switching off their appliances during spikes in demand. The proposal is part of a package of federal government reforms expected to back ”cost-reflective pricing”. This will … Continue reading

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Sneaky smart-meter price hike on Melbourne Cup eve | Herald Sun

by: Matt Johnston From: Herald Sun November 01, 2011 12:00AM MONEY-hungry power companies will hit households an extra $1.1 billion to install smart meters after winning approval for hikes on the eve of the Melbourne Cup.The decision will lead to … Continue reading

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Surge in electric hostility – The Age

Property owners are receiving smart meteres whether they want them or not.SMART electricity meters are sometimes being installed without consent and against the wishes of property owners, sparking a surge in consumer complaints and, in extreme cases, attacks on electrical … Continue reading

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