Western Australia

Western Power Ready to Deploy

Before the end of the year, Australian utility Western Power plans to begin deploying smart meters to 8,900 homes in Perth’s eastern suburbs as part of a $15 million, three-year trial program. The meters will be installed at no cost to residents living in the Bassendean, Midland, Forrestfield and Darlington suburbs of Perth. Western Power will cover up to $13 million of the total cost so the company can “determine the suitability for a range of new technologies right across the network.”