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MdM Conductor
28-07-2019

Power consumption with a smart meter

We had a Efergy power monitor installed so we could monitor the actual energy consumption in our house at any moment of the day. This was connected at the meter box behind the meter directly into the power cables (by an electrician). AGL recently replaced my old meters with smart meters. I wasn't home when he installation was (my wife was). The technician removed that monitor explaining to my wife that now they have installed smart meters I won't need this anymore.Now I have no way of monitoring ...
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MdM Conductor
31-07-2019

Re: Power consumption with a smart meter

Hi, I'm still keen for an answer for my question. Why did AGL remove my existing power monitor? It is my property - I paid for it. Can I please have a answer. Mark
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MdM Conductor
29-07-2019

Re: Power consumption with a smart meter

Hi Jayden, Thanks for your prompt response. When I installed the solar system what I really expected was to be able to look at my renewable generation via my Inverter and compare that to my actual power consumption. Ideally being able to monitor/control as much as I could behind the meter. This way I could look at solar generation and make a call for example on whether to turn on the washing machine whilst the dishwasher is running. This completely ignores your smart meters, which from what I un ...
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MdM Conductor
31-07-2019

Re: Power consumption with a smart meter

Hi Jayden, No I can see from my Fronius Inverter analytics how much solar I am generating however I wanted to also know what my actual power consumption is as well. I didn't think my inverter would tell me this. For the last couple of years I have used a power monitor that an electrician installed to measure my power consumption. It would simply measure actual consumption at any moment and hence I could see when my power consumption spiked in the evenings etc. When AGL replaced my existing smart ...
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