Thursday February 20, 2020

Households to be charged for refusing smart electricity meters

Plan to make it more expensive to use electricity between 5pm and 7pm

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd January, 2016
Households will soon get fitted with smart meters like this one

Electricity customers will face fines if they do not allow smart meters to be installed in their homes. Smart meters are due to be installed in at least 80 per cent of homes by 2020, to comply with EU targets. The total cost of the project is estimated at €750 million.

The system will reduce bills for customers who use their appliances at off-peak times. But it will become more expensive to use electricity at the high...

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