Lies and statistics.......Whilst the wonder new meters will be powered from the Supplier side of the mains, it
would be interesting to know how much they consume from the grid compared with an old style Ferraris disk
What is quantifiable however is the the power consumed by the display units, at the consumes expense!
Ok, maybe the consumption is only 1 watt in which case the annual consumption will be a shade under 9 KWh
per year, so £1-2 a year per household.
From another angle .....Sept 2018 there were 12.8 million smart meters installed.. every million translates to
an extra MEGAWATT of generation required from the grid!
Lies and Statistics!