[clug] OT: Solar power recommendations and advice

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Apr 20 20:57:51 MDT 2010

Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 21/04/2010, at 12:44 , Michael Still wrote:
>> I looked at ACTEW's smart monitoring trial before buying my current
>> cost. IIRC they're doing a three year trial, and weren't really
>> that interested in people volunteering for the trial. I could be
>> wrong though. Does anyone have a contact at ACTEW who would know
>> more?
> I'm not sure if it's privileged information, but the first parts of
> the trial involved hand-picked employees, and was then opened up to
> volunteers within the corporation who lived in certain suburbs and
> could meet certain conditions about placement of housing and location
> of meters, etc.
>> From my vague recollection the scheme provides no means for the
>> customer to buy and sell, nor does it allow the customer to see the
>> instantaneous price of electricity being delivered.

What incentive is there for the customer to have such a device installed
then? Or will it be forced upon them as a condition of supply?


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