Queensland avoids smart meter mandate. Or is it smart meters by stealth?

Real News Australia

New discussion paper cites Victorian smart meter debacle, says advanced electricity meter roll out must be ‘customer-driven’. Read between the lines.

By Don Maisch.

This is certainly a vast improvement, driven in part by the mess the Victorian smart meter rollout has created. However if Queenslanders think this is the end of the issue for them, better read the fine print and lock up your meter box-just in case.

The “master plan” for a smart meter rollout throughout Australia is the report The Power of Choice review, put out by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

The Power of Choice review lists defined exceptions to allowing people to opt out of having a smart meter installed on their home. To quote:

The rules provide that more advanced technology be used and installed in defined situations (ie new connections, refurbishments and replacements.) These would also be as per the…

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