The smart grid industry has continued to spend billions and billions of dollars to deploy smart meters into the population despite the mounting evidence that they are of no value to consumers and actually introduce significant privacy, safety, and security risks.

Recent research at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Booth School provides additional confirmation that smart meters are unlikely to benefit either the consumer or the environment.

Articles at this website [1] [2] [3] have already demonstrated that smart meters offer no net benefits to the consumers.  It is naïve to expect that overloading the consumer with granular energy usage data from a smart meter is going to “empower” the consumer to save money.  In fact, the claim is absurd.  The fallacy of this claim was tacitly admitted by Patty Durand, Executive Director of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), in March of this year when she stated...

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