Smart meters in the Netherlands found to over-inflate electricity readings by 600%

Smart meters in the Netherlands found to over-inflate electricity readings by 600%

Tests on nine smart meter brands over six months revealed that some meters repeatedly misreported readings.

Smart meters tested in Dutch laboratory experiments
Dutch scientists have found that smart meters are so inaccurate that they inflate electricity readings by up to 600%University of Twente

Dutch scientists have discovered that smart meters can in fact produce vastly inaccurate electricity meter readings that differ from traditional electromechanical meter readings by up to 600%.

Researchers from the University of Twente Enschede and the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam in the Netherlands tested nine leading brands of smart meters commonly installed in Dutch homes over a period of six months in a laboratory.

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