The excellent website http://smartgridawareness.org/ has just reported on a new study that shows that most consumers suffer a financial loss from smart meters.
This is an important post because not only does it discuss recent research but it also includes links to many other articles about how smart meters can have adverse financial impacts.
Everywhere that smart meters are introduced the electricity industry tries to convince people that having a smart meter will help them save money. Unfortunately, consumers can end up paying for smart meters in many ways, through subsidising their installation through their electricity bill (or in some countries through their taxes), being exposed unnecessarily to the possibly carcinogenic radiation from smart meters and/or developing adverse health effects from the smart meters, such as headaches, insomnia and many other symptoms – and having in some cases, greatly increased bills. (Please see this link for an example of two people who have been adversely affected here in NZ).
To read the full story from Smart Grid Awareness please go to this link:
This link may also be of interest to you http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meters-time-of-use-pricing-punishes-families/
Smart meters are NOT compulsory in NZ
Please note that while staff from some electricity companies have been telling their customers that smart meters are compulsory or are some sort of government requirement, this is NOT true. (There is more information about this issue at this link ) If you do not want a smart meter because you are concerned about the higher bills that could follow a smart meter installation, or Time of Use pricing, many people in NZ are successfully refusing to have a smart meter installed using the techniques described at this link
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