old3eyes:Damager:Gooseybhai: power bill increases with the smart meter.....its always accurate and no bi monthly under estimates or friendly meter reader getting it wrong !
power bill doesn't really increase, it samples the electricity being used more often compared to a conventional meter. talking analoque (eg the disc type) vs smart meter.
It does actually. Since I've had a smartmeter thye power companies can now charge extra daily costs whenever the generators increase their wholesale price. With the old meter it was pretty flat over the months. Most months are pretty much the same but the price can go up or down by $30 depending what the generators charge. Mostly it goes up
NZ has had pre pay meters since the mid 90's.