Smart meters are modern electricity meters that use two-way, digital communication systems to record electricity usage. These new electricity meters, which are replacing the older meters known as accumulation meters, measure and record how much energy a household or business is using at 30-minute intervals.
That data is then relayed to (1) customers via a smart meter app or on the digital, in-home display on the meter itself, and (2) the customer’s energy distributor. Since smart meters communicate meter readings directly to electricity distributors, they essentially eliminate the need for physical meter readings.
By monitoring your energy usage in real time, you can adjust consumption for more efficiency and cost-savings. As an energy customer, you can also use the data provided via your smart meter app to shift usage to off-peak times and benefit from further cost savings. (Please note smart meter data comes via your retailer – more information here http://www.smartmeters.vic.gov.au/interactive-devices/web-portals.) This new technology also takes the guesswork out of budgeting, virtually eliminating estimated bills. The flexibility many customers enjoy through smarter meters also allows them to choose when to receive and pay bills.
Ready to take control of
your energy consumption?
Smart meters are here to stay – utilise this technology to take control of your energy consumption and save money. To learn more, call Bulk Energy today on 1300 46 2855 (1300 GO BULK), or visit http://www.smartmeters.vic.gov.au/.
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