By B.N. Frank
Utility companies worldwide have benefited at customers’ expense with the deployment of “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water. Tens of millions have already been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – including fires, explosions, and serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2).
These meters DO NOT save meaningful amounts of energy and customer bills usually increase because of them (see 1, 2). “Smart” Meters collect customer usage data 24/7, whereas original 1-way transmitting analog meters DO NOT.
Utilities collect and analyze usage data in order to market more products and services to customers and/or sell data to 3rd parties. People worldwide don’t want these horrible devices on their homes and throughout their communities.
A Telegraph U.K. article is now making the rounds among “Smart” Meter opponents. Cheers!
The critics of smart meters were right all along
By Ross Clark
Imagine that you do as the Government wants you to do and buy an electric car. Then you replace your dirty old gas boiler with an electric heat pump and install a smart meter. You think you have done your bit to help the environment.
So what is your reward? To have your electricity company use your smart meter to turn off your power because there is not enough juice in the grid. Suddenly, you find yourself sitting in a cold home and your plans to drive to Birmingham tomorrow are scuppered because your car won’t be fully-charged.
Smart meters have been sold to us as part of a green future where we can manage our homes via mobile phone, switching appliances on and off remotely so as to cut our bills. But it is the cynics, so often denounced in the past few years as paranoid and backward-thinking, who have worked out the real reason why electricity companies are so keen to install them in our homes: they want to ration our electricity.