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Beware of the "Smart" Meter - Coming to You.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by LadyEagle, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. LadyEagle

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    How do these meters know what it is that is turned on or off? Sounds like something more up Poncho's alley.
     
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    Much ado about nothing- a very inaccurate article. When they first came out I heard all the hue and cry and researched them for myself.

    https://www.epb.net/power/home/products/smart-meters/

    Pay attention especially to the part that says, "Will the smart meter be able to tell what appliances I am using in my home?"
     
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    They can monitor rise and fall of use and guess at what you are doing but that is about all. They do not need to read the meter thus saving manpower/money.

    However, the future holds appliances that will be able to relay info back and forth that will allow the power folks to turn your units on and off to make it most efficient for the system. I assume there will be an over ride for when you have to have your dryer for an emergency etc.

    The problem will come if manufacturers start putting things in that they don't bother to tell us about and that I would not put past the corporations :)
     
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    We Were Given One Earlier this Year...

    ....and I live in So. Calif.

    I am constantly getting up dates from SCE telling me to check my use of certain things, like the A/C. They tell me I'm not running it at the suggested temp of 78 degrees.

    Ask me if I care? I have a health need, and I need to keep my temp setting at, or around 74 degrees!

    I really don't like the meter, and ALL the annoying updates....:sleep:
     
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