- Aug 23, 2013
Yes, just saying it's flawed to think post paid is really that much more of a risk than prepaid, it's more that prepaid is "easier" to manage for those on a really tight budget.They seemed to stop that around 2018.
And most prepaid meter is basically a smart meter.
For me, keeping track of my power usage and having to remember to load up units would be quite annoying. Yes, you do it once a month or so, then playing the game of buying bulk in summer since cheaper than winter, etc., but if I am boiling a kettle or put something in the oven, I don't want to sit there in the dark because I forgot to load some units.
The risk to the municipality really isn't that high, and it should be completely up to the resident whether they want prepaid or postpaid, and meters and their billing system should support both.