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Caute_cautim
Community Champion

How much data is your smart meter collecting on you?

Hi All

 

This conversation is probably a little old, and long in the tooth, but still worth considering and raising once again - exactly how much data is collected by the smart meters and who gets to analyse and potentially sell that data on?

 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/331836/privacy-call-to-limit-power-usage-monitoring

 

Are other countries affected?  Do they have same issues or have they been dealt with?

 

Regards

 

Caute_Cautim

 

 

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bkwalker
Newcomer II

Re: How much data is your smart meter collecting on you?

I pay $6 extra every month for a dumb meter.  When they rolled it out in my area, nothing was encrypted.  You could join the zigbee network and see everything.  It took them 4+ years to get called out on that and fix it.

 

As best I can tell the meters here are sampling in 30 second intervals, however the utility and commission are cagey about specifics.   That seems a bit outside the scope of the stated purpose.