21. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

THE State Government has reached a deal with the Greens to ensure its new energy reform laws are passed, paving the way for competition in the electricity market.

The Government won the Greens’ support yesterday by agreeing to spend $200,000 investigating the use of “smart grid” technology in Tasmania.

Smart grids and smart meters in homes work by allowing consumers to switch off certain appliances during the “peak load” periods when power prices are highest.

via Energy reform gets Green light Tasmania News – The Mercury – The Voice of Tasmania.