Smart meters measure how much electricity is used at your premises and when. They send your usage information to us wirelessly, removing the need for onsite meter reads.
Smart meters can also do other things remotely, like allow the electricity supply to be remotely switched on and off. Smart meters can measure the power quality at your premises and notify us of any faults, including when your power goes out.
Most homes and businesses outside of Victoria have electricity meters that still use old technology. Under Power of Choice, these old-style meters will start to be replaced with new meters. The old meters will be phased out over time until smart meters are used uniformly around Australia.