For the past decade, the power industry has pitched the benefits of so-called smart meters, promising lower bills and more control over energy use. Lately, though, some consumers have started pushing back, saying the gadgets compromise privacy, raise costs rather than cut them, and threaten health with electromagnetic fields from the radios the meters use Continue reading ?
Customer backlash over new technology for measuring power usage is slowing utilities’ efforts to upgrade their networks. As utilities such as Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Central Maine Power Co. and Central Vermont Public Service C... Read Post
In the rapidly developing world of the “connected home,” one of the biggest technology rollouts now underway is the smart energy meter. Of all the systems that a utility company can offer its customers, the smart meter is the most d... Read Post