said by M1M1 :Some utilities already bill you at different rates depending on the time of the day. This is nothing new.
The point is, people don't want Smart Meters to SPY on their usage and report back. The technology is there to determine when EVERY individual appliance, TV, heater, AC, etc is in use. This is only the FIRST STEP.
NEXT STEP with Smart Meters is to bill you MORE for using power during the day when you actually need it. It will NOT lower off-peak power cost, it will just triple or quadruple the cost of any power during "peak" hours ... that they determine. It's BS. I will claim "health issues" if they ever put a smart meter on my house - because it is the point. I agree nobody should have the permission to blast you with radio waves on YOUR OWN PROPERTY if you don't want it. This is supposed to be America!