This Mail on Sunday article explains the latest cunning plan to get us to love smart meters. As we already knew, the main purpose of smart meters is not just to remotely read them and do away with meter readers; it is so that our electricity usage can be controlled remotely by switching appliances on and off. This will become even more important when electric vehicles and electric heating is in most homes.
Sunday, 21 March 2021
GOVERNMENT TRIES NEW WAY TO 'PERSUADE' YOU TO GET A SMART METER
I am sure that smart meters will eventually be installed in most homes by a combination of financial inducement with offers of lower tariffs and cunning propaganda advertising. By the time most people realise they have lost control of their energy use it will be too late.