reply to arisk
Re: This is really two separate issues Wait, time of use billing? I.e. night rate electricity? My *grandmother* used to have that, well before anyone outside of universities ever even heard of computers, much less "smart" anything... I don't see why they would need a smart meter for this.
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said by jp10558:I don't know how you would do it without, unless you send a meter reader out every hour.
I don't see why they would need a smart meter for this.
Maybe you are thinking of some other TOU billing scheme.
For us, the rate varies throughout the day.
At peak demand times you pay more per kWh than at low demand times and those times change seasonally.