“No suggestion was raised at all about the possibility of utility control of customer usage.
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Apparently, the question wasn’t posed either.
I worked for the power company for over 5 years and they always preached about how they had no money. Lay everyone off and then cry because they could not get work done and then re-hire that many more people back in. Not even in the order of the Union books, but the same people.
The meters that are going in have major implications for hackers to kill power to entire neighborhoods. All they would have to do is take out the transmitter inside the meter and use it to gain the right signal.
They always say that something is Not possible and then someone goes and hacks it, weather it is just for their own enjoyment of malicious intentions... Only time will tell I guess.