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Home Energy: Smart Meters Should Be Friendly
Home Energy Magazine says smart meters have a lot of potential, and people will appreciate the value of them when the meters actually provide some value.

Home Tips: Electric Meter Basics
Home Tips describes how an electric meter works.
Industry Information

ACEEE: Advanced Metering Initiatives & Residential Feedback Programs
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy report says consumers could cut their household electricity use as much as 12 percent and save $35 billion or more over the next 20 years if U.S. utilities go beyond simple smart meter initiatives to include a wide range of energy-use feedback tools that get consumers more involved in the process of using less energy.

BC Hydro: Smart Meters Modernize BC Hydro Grid
BC Hydro provides information on its plan to install smart meters as an essential step to modernizing its grid.

Home Builder Canada: Mining Smart Meter Data Paying Off
Home Builder Canada magazine says smart electrical meters have been installed in many homes across Canada and now the massive data they collect is being collated and monetized.
Issues & Performance

ACEEE: Smart Meters Also Need Energy Use Feedback Tools
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy report says consumers could cut their household electricity use as much as 12 percent and save $35 billion or more over the next 20 years if utilities go beyond simple smart meter initiatives to include a wide range of energy-use feedback tools that get consumers more involved in the process of using less energy.

BC Hydro: Top 10 Smart Metering Program Myths & Facts
BC Hydro says there is currently a great deal of misinformation circulating about their Smart Metering Program, and describes some myths and facts related to smart meters.

BCSEA: Radio Transmission Levels Of Various Devices
BC Sustainable Energy Association provides radio transmission levels and frequencies for various devices, along with the sources, so you can compare them with smart meters. (PDF)

Earth Techling: Top 6 Common Myths About Smart Meter Danger Exposed
Earth Techling online video helps refute the most commonly circulated myths about smart meters.

GBA: Smart Meter's Contentious Opponents
Green Building Advisor says they still remain very much in the minority, but anti-smart-meter protesters are prompting investigations and continue to voice concerns about security and safety.

SGCC: Myths vs. Facts On Smart Meters
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative fact sheet refutes the most commonly circulated myths about smart meters. (PDF)

Utility Dive: Smart Meters Shown To Change Customer Behaviors
Utility Dive says newly available and independently validated data from the MyMeter program used by four rural electric co-ops in Minnesota and from two Massachusetts programs suggests that behavioral programs in which utilities feed detailed electricity usage information from smart meters to customers via a website or smartphone are effective at moving those customers toward energy efficient practices.
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