I saw this on my Origin Energy (Victoria/Powercor) account:
From 15 May 2015 your local distributor is no longer required to provide us with interval meter reads from your meter. We use this data to provide you with the graph in Energy Manager about your usage and also your predicted bill.
Anybody know why this has changed?
I enjoy seeing how much they're going to owe me at the next bill.
I thought the idea of a Smart Meter was for consumers to be able to monitor their energy usage. Well that, and being able to charge more, and cut us off remotely, and save cost by not having to employ meter readers.