Since 2009, the federal government has invested over $3.4 million dollars to install “smart” meters across the country. Smart meters promised to let consumers to see how much energy they were using – allowing them to take control of their energy spending by changing their habits.
50 million smart meters are currently in use in the United States – 43% of all homes. However the results are less than “revolutionary” in terms of energy savings. Read the rest of this Washington Post article to find out why the promise of smart meters hasn’t met expectations. Read More