In Spain, smart meters would avoid meter reading hassles, inaccurate bills

July 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

In most of Europe it’s just once per year that utilities send staff out to read customer electric meters. However, most customers receive monthly or quarterly bills, based on consumption as estimated by the utility. To get bills based on actual consumption, customers must read their own meters and post that usage data on the utility’s website, or write it down and send it to the utility.

I took this photo in the elevator of my Barcelona apartment building on the afternoon of Sunday, July 8 — when residents had just a few hours left to write down on this posted notice their past month’s electricity consumption as displayed on their meter…

Full post by Alicia Carrasco: Spain: Smart meters would avoid meter reading hassles, inaccurate bills

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Entry filed under: consumer benefits, Europe, Smart Meters, Spain.

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