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Australia 2015 government report: You paid billions for Smart Meters in order for electricity companies to benefit

“[W]hen the government reviewed the program in 2011 it was clear there would be no overall benefit to consumers, but instead a likely cost of $319 million.” And the costs will keep accruing. I have made a series of recommendations, … Continue reading

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Smart meter firm EDMI asked UK for £7m to change a single component

From the Register March 2, 2017 by Gareth Corfield 18 months to change a chip? Better believe it Exclusive EDMI, the UK maker of residential smart meter comms hubs, is seeking approval for a major modification to its kit – … Continue reading

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Japan: Smart Meters’ huge costs eliminate savings for public

From Japan Times July 27, 2016 Three months have passed since the retail sale of electric power was fully liberalized. Approximately 300 companies have since entered the business of generating and selling electricity, and more than 1 million consumers have … Continue reading

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