Australia Sees Great Promise with Smart Grid Smart City Trial
More than $28 billion in net economic benefits could flow to Australia over the next 20 years if smart grid technologies trialled in the Hunter were adopted nationally, a national energy conference has been told.
The $100 million Smart Grid Smart City project ran trials of a range of ‘smart’ technologies for households and with electricity suppliers. More than 17,000 houses monitored energy use with smart meters and other technology to test usage patterns and weigh up greater energy efficiency.
An analysis of the project presented in Sydney today (Monday July 28) showed many of the technologies trialled could save consumers hundreds of dollars a year through reduced energy usage.
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