Who Wins With Smart Electricity Meters: The Consumer Or The Utility?

Paul Whytock

October 25, 2011

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National TV in the United Kingdom has been reporting the excessive profits that some electricity providers are making. And just to rub salt in customers’ wounds, some of those utilities are talking about further price increases of 10% this winter.

It’s a timely story. Many of us are starting to feel the winter chill and switching on the heating. So, what about smart metering? Will it help consumers, or is it really just a way that utilities can send out ever-increasing bills more efficiently?

The U.K. is forecast to have a large number of smart meters installed by 2016. Cellular solutions are key in the U.K. due to the general structure of the utilities and grid operators, and cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) devices are the most likely technology option. Read More

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