A recent article in the British magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You  tackles the “smart meter” issue.  It offers a good overview of the “smart meter” issue.


NB:  As the magazine is produced in the UK, some information is not accurate for NZ (for example, not all “smart meters” in NZ contain ZigBee* chips to allow them to communicate with “smart” appliances)  but the article still offers a good introduction to the “smart meter” issue.


*”Smart meters” being rolled out in the Pukekohe and Franklin areas by lines company Counties Power do contain ZigBee chips;  see this post for details: