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  • Take charge of your power billTake charge of your power bill

    6th August 2012

    The Victorian Government has launched Switch On, a new information campaign designed to help households take charge of their power bills...

  • Smart Meter web portals launchSmart Meter web portals launch

    27th June 2012

    Electricity companies Origin Energy and Jemena have launched Smart Meter compatible web portals, and United Energy are currently trialing a portal...

  • Red Energy and Origin Energy first to offer remote servicesRed Energy and Origin Energy first to offer remote services

    1st June 2012

    During April 2012, electricity retailers Red Energy and Origin Energy successfully completed remote re-energisation and de-energisation services using Smart Meters...

  • Energy Safe Victoria investigation into Smart Meter safetyEnergy Safe Victoria investigation into Smart Meter safety

    18th May 2012

    Victoria’s independent energy safety regulator, Energy Safe Victoria, today released a draft report into the electrical safety of Victoria’s Smart Meters (or Advanced Metering Infrastructure)...

  • Electrical safety updateElectrical safety update

    04 April 2012

    There have been a number of recent media reports of Smart Meters "exploding". The distributor concerned, Jemena, has advised that independent testing has shown that 29 Smart Meter failures have been the result of deliberate interference...

  • New council to oversee Smart Meter benefitsNew council to oversee Smart Meter benefits

    18 April 2012

    A Ministerial Advisory Council for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (Smart Meter) program has recently been formed...

  • Smart Meters and electrical safetySmart Meters and electrical safety

    24 Feb 2012

    There have been a number of recent media reports of Smart Meters exploding. It appears that a small number of meters were damaged as a result of a lightning strike...

  • Smart Meter rollout updateSmart Meter rollout update

    14 Dec 2011

    The Victorian Government’s review of the Smart Meter program has found the most responsible option is to continue the meter rollout, with improvements which bring greater benefits to households...