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May 6, 2013
The question is not should we buy 60,000 smart meters. The real question is should we buy any smart meters.
There is one benefit of smart meters that the MLGW claims that is true and that is less meter readers. Regardless of what the MLGW says, The Federal government through TVA will be calling the shots and it is about control and your loss of freedoms. Nationally, smart meters have delivered unemployed meter readers and a deluge of meter data that utilities have no idea what to do with. They delivered little or nothing of value to the consumer. The smart meter also delivered a public increasingly soured on the smart grid, which came to be perceived as a “bait-and-switch” by industry and politicians.
It is a question of Trust. Do you trust the MLGW, the City Council, the Tennessee State Government, the TVA and finally the National (more…)
February 4, 2013
On November 20, 2012 City Councilman Morrison made a motion to increase the purchase of 6000 so called smart meters to 60,000. WOW!!
He got Yes votes from Boyd, Conrad, Flinn, Ford, Harris, Lowery, Strickland and himself. There were No votes from Fullilove, Brown and Collins. Hedgepeth did not cast a vote and Halbert was absent.
Has anyone really thought about Smart Meters, the cost, the savings (if any) and what is really their purpose?
Well here is my 2 cents worth.
It should be easy with modern technology to have a meter that broadcasts your readings and does away with the meter reader’s job. (more…)