Shorter maximum timeframes for smart meter installation?

Shorter maximum timeframes for smart meter installation?

AU Energy Compliance
The Federal Government announced on 21 February that it has submitted a rule change request to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), asking for a maximum timeframe for smart meter installations (see www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20180221.html). Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash In today’s article, we explain the background and future process for this change. Smart Meter Installation - Background With few exceptions, where a new connection to the National Energy Market is set up, or where an existing meter needs replacing, a retailer (through its Metering Coordinator) must replace that meter with a smart meter (National Electricity Rules, 7.8.3). A smart meter (also known as an ‘advanced’ meter or a ‘type 4’ meter) is a device that digitally measures energy use. Energy data is sent to the retailer automatically, without the need for the meter…
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