“Energy News” Reports Low-income Utility Customers in Illinois Could Be Paying More For Their Smart Meters. Why This Could Be Happening Elsewhere. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

“Energy News” Reports Low-income Utility Customers in Illinois Could Be Paying More For Their Smart Meters. Why This Could Be Happening Elsewhere.

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post regularly reports about the many issues associated with utility Smart Meters. This includes fires and explosions, rate increases for installation and frequent replacement, and the additional energy use for 24/7 customer data collection being passed on to customers.

Repeat – unlike original analog meters, Smart Meters allow utility companies to collect, store, and analyze customers’ utility use 24/7. Some even share (or sell) this data with 3rd parties. Creepy, right? The irony in Illinois is that because of this 24/7 data collection, a study determined that low-income customers are subsidizing higher-income consumers...

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