Researchers from two Dutch universities have determined that home-made electronic electricity meters are not as accurate. The tests have shown that they significantly overstate the amount of electricity consumed.
Energy companies are eager to exchange traditional energy consumption meters for their electronic versions. They claim that they will allow not only easier readings of wear, but they are also much more accurate. However, scientists in the Netherlands have shown that accuracy is worse than normal meters.
According to researchers from two Dutch universities, namely the University of Twente and the University of Applied Sciences. They have published a study report that shows that smart meters greatly overestimate their consumption. This is a huge problem, because now in the Netherlands it is installed in 750,000 homes, and the government wants 2020 to be in every household.