Smart meters, a common form of smart grid technology, are digital meters that replace the old analog meters used in homes to record electricity usage. Smart meters enable you to monitor your consumption more precisely so you can make more informed energy choices. Smart meters may also notify your utility in the event of a power outage or allow the utility to remotely switch turn electricity service on.
This fact sheet addresses the most commonly circulated smart meter myths. by responding to each myth, each supported by research, that offer the facts — the real deal on smart meters.
This fact sheet takes some of the known research about radio frequency and summarizes it into an easy to read consumer guide on the issue and includes graphics to help readers visualize the concepts.
Did you know that your energy data could potentially power hundreds of dollars of savings for you each year? Learn more about the data that’s being provided today by smart meters and smart home technologies in this Smart Grid 2.0 fact sheet.
Want to learn more about smart meters? This page features resources on what exactly they are, how do you know if you have one and more.