I get little satisfaction from predicting this outcome as soon as smart meters were announced.
Most people with any sense had already cut their energy usage in response to their increasing bills. So getting a smart meter didn't make much difference. In fact the smart meter probably consumed more power than they could save.
And if big bills wouldn't make you cut your energy use then a twinkly box on the wall won't either.
I wonder if anyone has added up the energy use for the construction, fitting and advertising of these meters? I wonder how much you really needed to cur your energy use with not only to get your money back but to recoup the energy deficit.
A lot of effort to let the energy companies cut jobs. And cut your power.