Tagged with smart meters

The energy transition in Tanzania is underway

The energy transition in Tanzania is underway

In the north, we increasingly live in a digital world. It is happening in many places as explained by Kizito Makoye, from the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the zilient.org website. Tanzania is seeing significant developments in the use of smart phones for digital payments for electricity.   Mobile power payments and smart meters plug in … Continue reading

Update on smart meter roll-out in UK

Update on smart meter roll-out in UK

While there are requirements to have most households install smart meters, for whatever reason, consumers are generally not concerned. Sam Meadows explains in an article on The Telegraph website. This being an EU obligation, it would be good to hear whether other countries are facing the same problems.   Smart meter roll-out in question as … Continue reading

Rolling out smart meters is a bumpy road

Rolling out smart meters is a bumpy road

All EU member states are required to roll out smart meters to the majority of their citizens in upcoming years. Adam Vaughan writes in The Guardian about some of the problems arising in the UK. Is it similar in other countries?   Smart meter rollout could force household bills to rise, says supplier Energy suppliers … Continue reading

Seeking a delay in rolling out smart meters in Britain

Seeking a delay in rolling out smart meters in Britain

There are disputes about the potential impact of smart meters to reduce energy consumption and controversy continues. Now Britain’s energy giants are asking the UK government to delay the 2020 deadline for installing smart meters. Emily Gosden explains in an article on The Telegraph website.   Energy giants call for smart meter deadline delay Energy … Continue reading

Taking a stand against smart meters

Taking a stand against smart meters

We have the roll out of smart meters underway throughout Europe and in many if not most OECD countries. This is an interesting story by Justin Wm. Moyer in the Washington Post about a couple of philosophers in the Washington area who are refusing the installation of the smart meters and the consequences they are … Continue reading

Increasing the security of smart meters

Increasing the security of smart meters

The European Union has a policy for a major roll out of smart meters. There has been controversy about the costs and whether these meters will actually lead to important energy savings. However, there is also a security concern explained by Pilita Clark and Sam Jones in the Financial Times. Fortunately, Britain’s intelligence agency has … Continue reading

Progress on the deployment of smart meters in the UK

Progress on the deployment of smart meters in the UK

EU Member States are required to ensure the implementation of smart metering under EU energy market legislation in the Third Energy Package. According to the European Commission, “implementation may be subject to a long-term cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In cases where the CBA is positive, there is a roll-out target of 80% market penetration for electricity … Continue reading

A quiet revolution is underway

A quiet revolution is underway

Smart meters are being deployed more and more. The latest government figures show nearly two million smart meters have already been installed in the UK and they are changing the way people think about energy, says Sacha Deshmukh, CEO of the Smart Meter Central Delivery Body Smart Energy GB on the BusinessGreen website.   Smart … Continue reading