- A Week in Smart Metering asks whether countries are cutting corners to reach smart meter rollout deadlines.
Published: Wed 01 Jul 2015

There has been an increase in the number of stories featuring water meters, particularly as California uses technology to more effectively manage water resources in the midst of an ongoing water crisis.

Meanwhile, in Zimbabwe, the Harare Resident’s Association has told Government to test prepaid water meters on their own departments first, before proceeding with a fully-fledged rollout in homes.

Challenges to the rollout of smart meters continue to plague the United Kingdom, with a report that “millions of smart meter customers are effectively trapped with their energy supplier unless they give up the new technology.”

This is, of course, linked to delays in getting the Data and Communications Company (DCC) up and running, with government now saying there may be more delays, putting the April 2016 launch date in doubt.

It does beg the question: Are countries cutting corners or under-estimating the time it will take to rollout smart meter technology just to meet the EU 2020 deadline? Share your thoughts here

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