26 September 2023

More homes receive utility’s smart meters

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Western Power says more than 500,000 advanced electricity meters have now been installed at households throughout Western Australia’s main grid — the South West Interconnected System.

Minister for Energy, Bill Johnston said Western Power’s advanced metering infrastructure was a key enabler of the State’s innovative energy transformation.

“The technology provides more frequent timely data and greater network visibility, which is essential to connecting more renewables,” Mr Johnston said.

“Advanced meters provide data that improves customers’ ability to view and control their consumption and increases penetration of distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar.”

He said the metres also enabled Government policy and initiatives that would help create the grid of the future as well as reducing the number of manual reads and estimated billing.

“Advanced meters not only improve safety in the home, they also provide Western Australians with greater control over how they use and manage their energy consumption,” Mr Johnston said.

“They enable customers to take advantage of emerging technologies, including community batteries, micro-grids, embedded networks and electric vehicles, and support the increased use of rooftop solar.”

He said Western Power was forecasting that all households and businesses on the network, about 1.2 million customers, would have advanced meters by 2027.

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