Are consumers ready for smart meters?

Around the world consumer scepticism has been high in regard to smart meters, but it's not hard to see the possible benefits.

Used right, the new generation of smart power meters could cut peak electricity consumption by up to 20 per cent, avoiding the need to construct 2,000 new power plants across the United States.

Installing them, however, is the easy part. The industry faces years of battling to convince consumers to use them to change the way they use electricity. And that comes down to a question of behaviour, choice and politics – not technology.

{{content.question}}

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'SMS Code Sent…' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles