Northeast Utilities advises against smart meters

Posted: April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Northeast Utilities (NSTAR Electric, Western MA Electric) analysis of their Smart Grid pilot (3000 users) completed in 2013 – in brief:

• There is no cost justification that can support the implementation of smart meters

• Smart meters do not reduce the number of outages

• Smart metering systems are not necessary to integrate distributed resources (solar & wind)

• Smart meters introduce a brand new portal into (our) information systems, significantly increasing the cybersecurity risk.

• There are cheaper alternatives

• Smart meters do not reduce voltage use

• Smart grid price tag could go over 1 Billion all of which is to be borne by customers

• Limited customer support for time-varying rates

Read full report: NSTAR_R12-76-Comments-7986-POSTED01172014_HIGHLIGHTED

  1. Patty says:

    Excellent report we do not need them or want smart meters

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