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Unison enables customers to access more information in real time

posted Nov 4, 2010, 9:00 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Nov 10, 2010, 2:28 PM ]
"A number of smart network technologies, including Landis+Gyr’s smart meter, will be installed that will enable Unison to improve network reliability and quality of supply, improve fault response time, improve the utilisation of its assets, thereby optimising network investment to the benefit of the consumers.

Until now the “so called” smart meter in New Zealand has done little more than automate meter reading simply delivering benefits to retailers who no longer have to send out a meter reader, there have been no real benefits for power consumers who remain with little choice on how manage their electricity bill.

“Our smart meters will enable customers to access more information in real time and give them the ability to have greater control and make better choices in managing their energy usage.

The first 1600 of Unison’s smart meteris set to arrive early next year to be installed in Unison’s smart suburb in Greenmeadows, Napier.

“Unison’s aim is to provide customers with the ability to control their home energy usage and power bills which in turn reduces network peak costs and provides the quality and reliability of electricity supply."