Transcript - Victorian Smart Meter Rollout

George: Hi, I’m George. I work at the Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria).

What is the Smart Meter rollout?

George: Since 2009, electricity distribution businesses, or distributors, have been replacing the 100-year-old mechanical metering technology with modern, digital Smart Meters. This is like changing over televisions from analogue to digital.

The installation of Smart Meters and communication networks are completed by the electricity distributors. These are the companies which own and manage the polls and wires. Each distributor has its own rollout schedule.

Under Victorian law, the electricity distributors are required to install a Smart Meter at every home and small business in Victoria by the end of 2013.