What are smart meters?
An electricity meter will help you keep track of what power you are using. There are now various models of electricity meters that can be installed at your house. If you are confused as to what type of meter you already have, check with your retailer.
An analogue meter (sometimes referred to as a legacy meter), is the traditional meter that requires a meter reader to come to your house to record the amount of electricity you have used since the last time it was read.
Smart meters go the extra step in helping you keep track of how much electricity your household is actually using. Unlike an analogue meter, a smart meter records your electricity use at half hourly intervals, and sends the data daily to your retailer using similar technology to text messages or a radio network.
This page contains answers to some of the commonly asked questions about smart meters.