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To: DB

Smart meters are primarily about forcing people to pay more for electricity during the day.
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They are actually for..

1.) recording very small usage levels ... mechanical meters do this poorly and often don’t register all usage.
2.) avoiding the inaccuracies mech meters accrue as they age. (usually due to braking magnets weakening or changes in magnetism due to lightning and such)
3.) reducing meter reading costs ... many can be remote read ,, the ones that must be eyeballed are faster to read as they don’t have the dials to interpret.


20 posted on 04/09/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
They are actually for..

No, they are actually for selectively cutting off folks during the power shortages. And, of course, they are going to increase those shortages by using the EPA to shut down perfectly good coal generating plants. So unless you live amongst Holder's people, you are going to have some hot summer days. Although not as hot as I will have.

31 posted on 04/09/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by PAR35
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There was a story in last Sunday's paper about a guy who had a Smart Meter installed and his bill jumped 30% in one month.

Of course the Utility said everything was just fine.

39 posted on 04/09/2012 10:37:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Neidermeyer

And to provide daily meter readings as opposed to monthly so that the utility can better predict and match the load so that power is cheaper along with knowing when your power is off so a crew can be dispatched. Another use hopefully rarely used, is to place storm restoration base camps based on meter loss of readings after storms.


53 posted on 04/10/2012 8:41:52 AM PDT by rlbedfor
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