Many special interest groups, state utility commissions, utility companies and even elected officials (including Bernie Sanders) have promoted utility “Smart” Meters as economically beneficial to customers and even eco-friendly (see 1, 2, 3) despite all of their problems including environmentally harmful ones like
- Fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3)
- Need for frequent replacement
- Biologically and environmentally harmful Electromagnetic Radiation emissions (see 1, 2)
- Appliances needing to be more frequently repaired and replaced after “Smart” Meter installation
“Smart” Meters have been proven to be problematic over and over again (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Many customers have complained about higher bills – not lower ones (see 1, 2, 3). Some elected officials have stopped their “rollout” in their communities and states (see 1, 2) including Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear. Of course, utility companies and their allies continue to promise in oh-so-flowery language that “Smart” Meters will eventually “pay-off” for customers even though they haven’t so far in oh-so many unpleasant ways.'
Read more: Utilities Admit Slow Pay-Off for Smart Meter Customers Despite Billions in Rate Increases and Taxes