In Thursday’s Herald Sun newspaper (October 18) on page 19 it is reported under the headline Power to plummet by Matt Johnston, that the Productivity Commission has criticized the roll out of smart meters in Victoria. in its 772 page report on Australia’s electricity network. According to the Herald Sun, the report states:
It said smart meters were crucial to lowering people’s bills in the long run but hit out at the bungled Victorian rollout, which, it says was at an “unexpectedly high cost”. “It appears that the Victorian decision to roll out smart meters was premature and/or poorly planned with inadequate knowledge about smart-meter technologies,” it says.
So, the Victorian government and energy suppliers have “inadequate knowledge about smart-meter technologies”. This is certainly true for the health effects issue and is another reason for Victorian consumers to refuse to have a smart meter installed until the findings of real research on the reported health hazards is available.
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