What is a smart meter & how do I know if I have one?
Smart meters are a modern version of an analogue meter, but they go the extra step in helping you to keep track of how much electricity your household is actually using.
Unlike an analogue meter, a smart meter records your electricity consumption at half-hour intervals and sends the data to your retailer (power company) each day.
Smart meters have been installed on a lot of New Zealand properties already. Smart meters are typically installed in the same place as the old analogue meter and are usually located on an exterior wall of your house.
If you're meter looks like the one on the right, you have a smart meter.