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In 2018, there were 1,766,000 residential customers with electrical appliances on their electrical meter, a 20 per cent increase over the previous year.
This year, the number of households with electricity meters increased by 25 per cent, from 1,632,000 to 1,824,000.
In total, 1,4 million households had electric meters in 2017, a 26 per cent rise from the previous two years.
However, while the majority of Brisbane households had power meters, there are some areas where people are more likely to have a meter on the wall.
These include areas such as the central business district, the CBD, outer suburban areas and inner west suburbs, according to the City of Brisbane.
The City of West Brisbane said its electricity meter network had a network of 7,000 meter networks across Brisbane.
“The City’s primary aim is to provide a safe, secure and affordable network to deliver the best value for Brisbane residents,” it said.
“To this end, we use a combination of innovative technology, a strong network of network operators and smart meters to deliver a competitive electricity price for customers.”
It said the majority were installed by large utility companies such as Queensland Power and Light (QPL) and Telstra.
“In the first six months of 2018, we had more than 700 new meters installed in our central business and inner western areas,” the City said.
“We are committed to working with utilities to deliver more efficient, reliable and affordable electricity to Brisbane’s residents.
As the City works to improve the reliability of our network, we will continue to work with QPL and Telco to deliver new power supply to Brisbane residents.”