Currently there is no cost to Pooled Energy customers for the standard installation of a new smart communications meter and the benefits are:
- Smart Communications meters can record your usage in 30 minute intervals and send the data via a communications link to the meter provider on a daily basis.
- Remote meter readings – removing the need for a meter reader to come to your site.
- Your electricity bills can be based on actual data rather than a cycle of estimates mixed with adjusted actual meter readings – which happens with the older style meters.
- If you are on an older style accumulation meter then an upgrade to a smart communications meter will give you more options on the types of tariffs you can choose (e.g. time of use or anytime tariffs) – including staying on your existing tariff structure.