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As a small business owner, I'm always trying to find ways to cut costs and boost the dependability of my services. To that end, I've become increasingly invested in learning about energy saving...

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  • Jan 28, 2022

Most smart meter articles have read about the same for the past ten year, and this one is no exception. Still, I do think they'll prove to be vital this decade. Tech breakthroughs often take a little bit longer than commentators first predict, but prove no less transformational. 

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Mark Wilkinson on Jan 28, 2022

It's a great question.  For smart meters to achieve the full measure of their potential, customers must have access to smart meters, the utility needs to enable active programs like TOU on a widespread basis, and customers have to have enough of a monthly spend for efficiency to have an impact, right?  Customers with smart meters who never check their bill or have unusual usage that causes them to pay attention to efficiency, it won't make a difference.  For utilities that have only limited availability of time of use programs, and the like, smart meters won't necessarily make a difference.   I'm betting that effectiveness of the programs improves, for example, when customers have EVs or other applications where the efficiency impact makes a noticeable difference to a customer bill.    

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