To Facilitate Demand Response, Assuage Concerns Over Smart Meters
- Nov 20, 2020 10:24 pm GMTNov 20, 2020 5:28 pm GMT
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Scrolling through my utility newsfeed this morning, I came across this article out of Wales investigating the benefits and disadvantages of smart meters. The writer and his wife had reservations about switching over, mostly because of privacy concerns. However, their research, which included a conversation with the head of their utility’s public affairs department, left them convinced that smart meters are safe and useful.
Although smart meter rollouts usually go smoothly in North America, there are expectations. A couple months ago I did a post on the case of Fairfield, Iowa, where a community of new-age silent retreat types sought to stop Alliant’s rollout and was largely successful.