Gauteng is getting more electricity smart meters installed -

edited December 2015 in Site discussion

imageGauteng is getting more electricity smart meters installed -

Thousands of prepaid meters have already been installed in Soweto despite protests during the year.

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  • Can someone explain to me why people are protesting against the smartmeter? At the moment I just trust what the muncipality tells me that I used. And some months I really wonder. Smart meters seems like a good way of me to also track usage? What am I missing? Is there a downside to the smart meters?
  • Security is the big issue for me - there's already been one gaping hole in smart meter crypto, which could lead to compromises elsewhere. Also, the whole turn off the power for thirty seconds thing was bonkers...

    But for me pros outweigh the cons if it leads to sensible feed in tariffs and grid management
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