Let’s compare. Here’s a breakdown of a number of different electricity metering types and differing responsibilities for installing meters:
|Basic (accumulation) meter||Interval meter||Digital (smart) meter
(via Power of Choice)
|How does the meter measure energy usage?||From one point in time to another (usually 3 months)||Every 30 minutes||Every 30 minutes|
|How is the meter read?||A meter reader physically attending the property, locating the meter and recording the usage reading||A meter reader physically attending the property to download the readings||Automatically sending usage data over mobile networks.
The digital meter also allows two-way communication
|Who is responsible for installing the meter?||Your distributor||Your distributor||Your retailer|