Re: A REAL Reason to Avoid a Smart Meter
Originally Posted by Bruce
But then both you and the French will end up with surplus power, who would you sell it to?
The whole premise of smart meters is to reduce over capacity and therefore cost.
The purpose of smart meters was to take out a segment of cost that came from having to employ meter readers and the cost of processing the results into bills. The benefits for the consumer were supposed to come about as a result of consumers seeing the actual costs of things they were using and stop using them so much.
Now with increased penetration of the horrible things and the almost instantaneous availability of consumption in order to load distribute the National Grid because of its awful state due to lack of investment in generation capacity and routine maintenance plus investment in transmission plant (wires!)
Now with the upsurge in electric vehicles the pressure being placed now and in the future means that huge changes in addition to grid management are becoming desperately needed hence the need for intelligent power distribution and management.