State-Funded Advisors On Energy Consumption One Way To Tackle Energy Poverty

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Smart meters do not give a clear explanation of tariffs to customers.

State-funded advisors on energy consumption could be one way of combating energy poverty.

Roscommon Galway Independent TD Denis Naughten says while smart electricity meters are a good idea from the suppliers point of view, they are not ideal for explaining tariffs to customers.

It has been seven years since the roll out of meters started, and there is still not a clear way to explain to people the information coming off of their meters, says Deputy Naughten.

The former Energy Minister says Ireland being an isolated electricity grid doesn't help when it comes to the overall price:

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