posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 05:39 PM
I'll espouse some insider information I have on how these devices are sold to companies, and the employees working on Smart Meters programs (I can't
say anything about the consumer sales pitch, but it sounds like from the above members that you don't have a choice... unless you're in Holland).
Here's the pitch (from what I was told... it's quite eery how this is being sold):
"Smart meters help companies reassign energy usage so that in times of energy high-demand an organization can reap financial benefits by allowing the
power company to cut usage so that energy will be re-directed to mission critical systems and institutes - such as hospitals, elderly care homes,
police and fire stations. An instant of high demand on the power grid is when temperatures soar and consumers strain the grid by pumping-up their air
conditioners, or a terrorist strike occurs and energy must be re-directed off the effected grid.
Companies that use Smart Meters during these instances may see the temperature in their office rise by 5 degrees to 72 degrees so those extra 5
degrees, compounded from business to business, free-up the energy grid from a potential "brown out". Companies that volunteer for Smart Meter
technology can save upwards of millions of dollars a year by simply allowing the power company access to your energy usage during a crisis.
Simply put, allow the energy company to determine your corporate usage during a time of crisis to help free up a finite resource while reaping the
benefits of power/usage collaboration."
edit on 27-2-2012 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)