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Smart Meter = Smart Surveillance

•, Michael LeMieux
 We have all heard a lot of discussion lately on the energy department’s move toward a “smart grid” and the use of “smart meters” fueled by the stimulus funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This smart grid promises to “increase energy efficiency, bolster electric power grid reliability, and facilitate demand response, among other benefits.” However the devil is in the details; as they say.

In order for the smart meter program to be of any benefit to the grid as a whole it would necessitate nearly universal usage across the country. The concept on the surface is actually a good idea if energy demand is the actual goal.

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Comment by James Eldridge
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One other question. What other countries are using this system? And another question. Why did they make these devices in China when millions here are out of work. I know, because it could be done cheaper, but you have already told us that this change over would not cost the American public anything, but just after this was done in the mail was the request for an increase of cost of electric. Ah, but you gave it a different name. Aholes.

Comment by James Eldridge
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Just like you said at the top of this article, the devil is in there someplace, and then again at the bottom you told us right where we could find the devil and his cohorts, in the government.

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