We're currently installing advanced meters for all new and replacement meters across the network.
By the end of 2022, we will have 491,700 meters across the Perth metropolitan area and regional centres like Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.
This advanced metering program will bring us in line with other energy networks across the world which are taking advantage of smart technology.
Advanced metering technology will help stimulate the next leap forward in electricity innovation. When combined with other network-connected technologies such as solar, batteries, home automation devices and applications, they can deliver better products and services for you.
Advanced meters will increase billing accuracy by removing the need for account estimates at properties where an advanced meter is installed.
And that’s just the start.
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We can also use data from an advanced meter to know if a connection to a home or business may not be working properly and send a crew out to investigate.
This early warning system can provide a more efficient and safer service – potentially preventing faults and reducing the need for maintenance.
We see advanced metering as an important part of our network’s future - a part that can help you take greater control of your energy needs.
The delivery of electricity is evolving, and we are helping to shape the power grid of the future.
The old ways of designing and building the electricity network are gone.
To improve your power supply, keep network costs down and respond to customer demand for renewable energy choices, we’ve been evolving our network.
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Part of the energy efficiency initiative
From 2009 to 2012, we installed more than 9,000 advanced meters in homes as part of the Perth Solar City energy efficiency initiative, which we managed on behalf of the Australian Government.
The advanced meters enabled participants to actively manage their electricity use. When combined with other energy efficiency activities, participants reduced their electricity use by $25-$1,000 per year.