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SP AusNet Vic smart meter rollout delayed indefinitely

AMI systems struggling under load. The rollout of 714,000 smart meters in Victoria by power distributor SP AusNet has once again been set back after the company hit issues dealing with the increased load on its metering systems. The Victorian … Continue reading

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So it looks like SP AusNet are now accepting that people have a right to refuse….

I received a call from SP AusNet this morning requesting approval for installation of a smart meter. I explained to the guy at SP AusNet that in 2011 I was notified that they would be installing a smart meter and … Continue reading

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“Leave me be SP AusNet, you have harmed me enough already!”

Hello all, I live in St.Andrews Vic. 3761. I have all the signage displayed re trespassing and smart meter refusal etc…Due my physical disabilities I wasn’t able to put a padlocked box over my analogue meter, but I did the … Continue reading

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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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Electricity smart meter companies confident deadline can be met | Herald Sun

ALMOST two in three electricity smart meters installed in some parts of Victoria are not fully working as the deadline for the contentious rollout looms. About 350,000 devices fitted in SP AusNet’s region are yet to go “live” with remote … Continue reading

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Electricity giant SP AusNet has appeal to increase charges to consumers to cover the cost of smart meters dismissed | Herald Sun

AN electricity giant trying to slug Victorian customers tens of millions of dollars more for smart meters has had its legal bid for higher prices rebuffed. The Australian Competition Tribunal has dismissed distributor SP AusNet’s appeal to increase charges over … Continue reading

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Power switch may mean smart meter cost unless ‘metering competition’ is delayed | Herald Sun

VICTORIAN households and small businesses risk being charged up to $140 for a new smart meter if they switch retailers. Rules allowing only distributors, rather than retailers, from installing or replacing meters are due to expire at the end of … Continue reading

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Smart meter protests step up – La Trobe Valley Express

LOCALS opposed to the widespread installation of smart metres across the Latrobe Valley have stepped up their campaign against SP Ausnet. A public forum in Boolarra last week had 60 attendees, from Mirboo North, Morwell, Boolarra and Traralgon, unanimously agree … 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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More switch off smart meter rollout  | Casey Weekly Berwick

VIVIENNE Skeen says she will go to court if necessary in her battle to stop an unwanted device — an electricity smart meter — being installed on her property. Ms Skeen, who lives in the Lakeside estate, Pakenham, has written … Continue reading

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