£19 billion to install smart meters

Despite what the government claims, these are not being introduced to save consumers money.

For a start they will cost us £19 billion to install, which will be added to our bills. But, they will allow the energy companies to make most of their meter readers redundant.

That is if they can actually get competent engineers to turn up with the right kit, and long enough pipes for gas meters… British Gas have tried 3 times and failed 3 times here!

UK energy minister rejects ‘waste of money’ smart meters claim • The Register

Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/08/energy_minister_dismisses_claims_that_smart_meters_a_waste_of_money/