What Smart Meters do
What Smart Meters Do fact sheet: PDF version (1 page, 0.44MB, approx 1 min to download on a 56K modem)
Summary of this Fact Sheet: Smart Meters empower customers to make choices about how much energy they use by providing accurate real-time information about electricity consumption.
Summary of this Fact Sheet: Smart Meters enable new types of electricity rates based on the time electricity is used. In 2013, what’s known as ‘time-of-use’ or flexible pricing will become more widely available to consumers on a voluntary basis.
Customers will be able to choose between staying on a flat rate or moving to flexible pricing.
Health Fact Sheet: PDF version (2 pages, 0.3MB, approx 48 secs to download on a 56K modem)
Summary of this Fact Sheet: All Smart Meters being installed across Melbourne and Victoria are subject to regulatory arrangements made by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. This includes compliance with the electromagnetic exposure limits developed by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
Installation Safety Fact Sheet: PDF version (1 page, 0.3MB, approx 48 secs to download on a 56K modem)
Summary of this Fact Sheet: Victoria’s electricity distributors are installing Smart Meters in homes and businesses across the state. A review of Smart Meter installation found that Victorians can be confident that meters are being installed safely.
Interactive Devices Fact Sheet: PDF version (2 pages, 0.3MB, approx 48 sec to download on a 56K modem)Summary of this Fact Sheet: Smart Meters enable consumers for the first time to take a detailed look at exactly when and how they are using electricity. Interactive devices such as in-home displays and web portals will provide information about hourly, daily, weekly and seasonal consumption, so we can view our energy usage as we go.
Privacy Fact Sheet: PDF version (1 page, 0.4MB, approx 1 min to download on a 56K modem)
Summary of this Fact Sheet: Smart Meters collect information about electricity use, but there are strict guidelines in place for the use of this information. A recent review established that privacy controls are strong for the collection and disclosure of personal information associated with the implementation of the Smart Meter program.
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