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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

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Almost as if it was designed to waste enough power to pay for itself a few times over

Smart meters use far more power than the mechanical versions. A full national roll out will consume around 250 MW of additional power. So I wouldn't worry about the LEDs on the display - they're perhaps 5% of the extra energy your smart meters are using.

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