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Smart meter fires and electrical problems

California-based investigative writer, Nina Beety, recently released a 50-page overview on electrical hazards associated with digital utility meters.  Her extensively referenced document points out the many ways that smart meters can malfunction – sometimes with catastrophic consequences.  Meters have exploded … Continue reading

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Look out Victorian water customers – your utility may be rolling out smart meters!

It appears that water corporations have failed to heed the lessons learnt from the Victorian electricity smart meter debacle. Nine out of seventeen water utilities in Victoria are contemplating, or have started, smart water meter rollouts.  The water businesses seem … Continue reading

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Water authorities rolling out wireless smart meters!

The industry spin spruiking the benefits of smart meters has now seduced Australian water utilities. Coliban Water, a regional Victorian water authority with a service area encompassing 49 towns, has bravely commenced on a six-year rollout of wireless smart meters … Continue reading

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