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Watchdog warning over smart meter refusal

Homeowners who refuse may face an additional charge

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th April, 2016
How the new smart meters might look

The consumer watchdog has warned against imposing penalties on people who do not want smart meters to be installed in their homes.

The energy regulator has decided that smart meters will have to be installed in all of the country’s 2.2 million households in the coming years at a cost of up to €750 million.

And it has said that homeowners who refuse a smart meter may face an additional charge on their electricity...

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