The dumb approach to smart meters

The premiers have signed-onto Gillard's faster roll-out of smart meters at COAG, but the Victorian example shows it can be a costly experience. Here's four ways to make sure those mistakes aren't repeated.

Julia Gillard has managed to get the state premiers at the COAG meeting to sign onto her plan to apparently end gold plating via the roll-out of smart meters.

However the experience from Victoria illustrates that if this is done the wrong way it could mean we pay a lot of money for new meters and have little to show for it. So what can we learn from Victoria’s mistakes?

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