In a recent article published online, independent energy industry consultant Dr Martin Gill argues that the current roll-out of smart meters to Australian homes - under rules established by the Australian Energy Management Authority - "is a lost opportunity to lower electricity prices for all Australian consumers".
Dr Gill argues:
"Smart meters can be used to improve the reliability, quality and efficiency of the electricity network lowering electricity costs for all consumers. Unfortunately the AEMC Smart Meter rollout does not provide the required services, meaning consumers will pay more than they should."
Read the full article here: http://www.drmartingill.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Missed-Opportunity-v01.pdf