Recently the Victorian Smart program set to roll out time of use pricing for smart meters has been put on hold, citing reasons of price increases affecting pensioners and other groups. This hasn't stopped the energy companies moving ahead and charging us for the smart meter we may never get, and the energy company must be as happy as bankers.
I called in to visit my father this morning to let him know his SEGmeter will soon be ready, and he told me about the problem he's been having with Origin energy's mart meter charges.
You see, he's being billed $27.15 per month, $325 a year or over 5 years $1630 - for a meter that won't help save energy, and may or may not be installed any time soon.
Anyone else being ripped off by their utility company like this?
Let us know!