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  • #60120
    Brosnan
    Flatchatter

    Does a strata block need to replace old electricity meters with smart meters? We have 21 units 50 years old with meter that work fine.

    The strata manager is suggesting we upgrade them.   Is there a regulation that requires this?

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  • #60134
    kaindub
    Flatchatter

    You possibly have got the wrong message from the strata manager.

    Firstly you are correct that old meters do not need to be replaced. They are not strata property, they are the property of the electricity supplier. The electricity supplier may replace your meter if you go to a tariff that requires smart metering.

    The strata manager is possibly suggesting that the entire metering board is replaced. Installations that are 50 years old use outdated components. At some stage the meter board will need to be replaced so today is probably a good day.

    The electricity supplier will provide the electrician with new meters to install. These meters will be smart meters as that’s the standard now.

    #60142
    Boronia
    Flatchatter

    The meters are owned by the local distributor.

    If you do not want a new meter, you have the right to refuse one if your meter is still in working order. However, if your old meter is faulty or has reached the end of its life, it must be replaced with a smart meter.

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