Aug 29, 2013
Smart Meters are a financial coup for Big Energy. This is why we are witnessing - and now catching on film - criminal acts of vandalism, breaking & entering and trespass by energy firms trying to install their next-generation 'cash machines' in the homes of customers. When companies are prepared to treat the properties of their customers with this much contempt, the extent to which sensitive personal data will be cared for is in little doubt.
A one year study in Toronto, by Toronto Hydro, showed that 80% of people's bills INCREASE after Smart Meters are installed. "Dozens and dozens of customers...are reporting some huge billing spikes, in one case more than 1,000 percent" reported CTV's Consumer Affairs Reporter, Lynda Steele.
Big Energy firms are publicly-listed, for-profit enterprises answerable to their shareholders. If you are left with any uncertainty about whose agenda Smart Meters are designed to serve, we encourage you to watch Josh del Sol's critical investigation of the Smart Metering and Smart Grid phenomenon, Take Back Your Power.