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Smart meters vs. basic meters

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A smart meter is a device that digitally measures your electricity usage, providing us with accurate half-hourly consumption readings once a day. Unlike a smart meter, readings from a basic meter must be performed manually. This is done once every three months by your distributor, but some people also choose to enter their own meter readings and feed-in data.


Chances are, if you have solar you also have a smart meter. But if you’re not sure, here’s some information on how to find out.

You can also enter your own feed-in readings. If you enter your own feed-in reading, we’ll issue your solar rebate as a power credit as usual. However, we cannot refund this power credit to your bank account unless we have an official reading from your distributor. You can enter your feed-in in the same places you enter your meter reading in your account and the app.

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