Tag Archives: Western Australia

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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Watch out Western Australia – Western Power Proposes Smart Meters!!

Excerpt from their Smart Grid Proposal for Western Australia “ELECTRICITY NETWORKS CORPORATION” (“WESTERN POWER”) online document: http://www.erawa.com.au/cproot/9955/2/20111007%20-%20D76321%20-%20Access%20Arrangement%20Information%20-%20Appendix%20R%20-%20Smart%20Grid%20Proposal.PDF   “We have a unique opportunity to minimise the costs and maximise the benefits of rolling out smart meter technology because of the … Continue reading

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Smart meters will ‘increase’ power bills – The West Australian

Installing smart meters to monitor electricity use would cost up to $1000 a household, the State Government has claimed as it tries to short-circuit Opposition Leader Mark McGowan’s appeal to families battling high power bills. As a report criticised the … Continue reading

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Utility access to household appliances!

If anyone is in any doubt as to whether there are plans to control our individual appliances via Smart Meters……..read on (Comment Stop Smart meters Australia) Article from: Western Power | Business Excellence Magazine Western Power brings electricity to Australia’s fastest … Continue reading

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