In December 2011, the Victorian Government announced that the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program will continue, and that all Victorian homes and businesses will have a smart meter installed.
The Government has released its review, indicating that the benefits of the program will outweigh the cost, and other studies again showing that the program is safe.
Smart meters provide a new way of measuring and managing electricity consumption, and provide consumers with benefits that include:-
Victoria is a leader in rolling out smart meters, although they are now being introduced in many countries. This website contains information to help you better understand the Victorian smart metering program, the installation process and the benefits it brings.
More information is available from the Government website at www.dpi.vic.gov.au/smartmeters