Smart Meters

I take meter readings every few days and feed these into an Excel model that gives me consumption by circuit/appliance in kW/hour. I have a view on modern society that smart is a synonym for s***. Why do I need a “smart” meter?

I take meter readings every few days and feed these into an Excel model that gives me consumption by circuit/appliance in kW/hour. I have a view on modern society that smart is a synonym for s***. Why do I need a "smart" meter?

I too run a spreadsheet. It contains a formula which applies a split to the total consumption based on my knowledge that I use 40% of my electricity overnight. In this way, when I eventually receive some kind of bill, I can prove how much overcharging has occured.