The Australian Essential Services Commission has released a paper for consultation that presents the Commission's position on the installation of interval meters for electricity customers in the state of Victoria. This position is based on the results of a cost/benefit analysis, and considers the various meter types currently in service. The interval meter, which records electricity consumption half-hourly, represents a technological change in metering, as well as a change consistent with the functioning of the deregulated electricity supply industry.
The Commission has released two documents – the interval meter cost model and instructions for its use. The information is intended to assist stakeholders to understand the assessment of costs, and asks them to make submissions in connection with the proposal.