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Smart meter benefits even crappier than originally thought

Runty Dog

rate hike alert

-when this was done in the states, it was sold as a way of lowering consumer costs, increasing reliability, blah, blah, blah. Before the savings kicked in, and before all the meter readers could be laid off, the requests for rate hikes came rolling in. "Why yes", the elected representatives said, happy with the sudden increase in campaign contributions. I'd bet a couple of pints that the 'savings' will result in a rate increase for peak usage, such as when it's cold, or at night, when it's dark.

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