Smart meter rollout will continue (February 2013)

On 14 December 2011, the Victorian Government announced that, following a cost-benefit analysis, the smart meter rollout will continue to all Victorian households and small businesses. In its announcement, the Government said, “With more than 900,000 meters already installed across Victoria, many of the economic benefits of moving from a manual to an automated metering system can only be delivered to the community if Smart Meter technology is installed to all properties across the state.”The Government also acknowledged that greater customer engagement is required to better explain smart meters and their operation. Full story on the Department of Primary Industries' website.