More reports are coming out about the public being misled not only about the safety of smart meters and privacy issues but also about the potential energy and cost saving benefits of the new “smart” meters, paid by consumers and taxpayer money yet being owned by utilities. One of them is Getting Smarter about the Smart Grid.
Connecticut Attorney General warns that the 2010 pilot results showed that smart meters had no beneficial impact on total energy usage or bill savings and that the advanced technology is very expensive JEPSEN URGES REGULATORS TO REJECT PLAN TO REPLACE ELECTRIC METERS.
Henney and Anderson report shows findings, including a study of smart metering in 11 countries, called Smart Metering – Ed Milliband’s Poisoned Chalice, and suggests that smart meter technology offers little to no cost or energy savings SmartMetering-Feb 8, 2012
SSMA’s submission addressing the findings and recommendations contained within the Victorian Auditor-General’s 2009 report Towards a ‘Smart Grid’ – the roll-out of Advanced Metering Infrastructure. SSMA’s submission to Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee
NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company’s filed 2014 report in response to the modernization of the grid states that “there is ample evidence that this technology choice will be unduly costly for customers and that the objectives of grid modernization are achievable with technologies and strategies that rank substantially higher in terms of cost-effectiveness. For customers who will pay the price of this system, there is no rational basis for this technology choice.”
The Australian Energy Regulator’s final determination on Victorian electricity distribution businesses’ smart meter charges over the period 2012 to 2015