Major US Utility Firm Blasts Smart Meters As “Irrational” And “Security Risk”
Sunday, February 23, 2014
According to Halt MA Smart Meters, Massachusetts’ largest electric utility NSTAR has submitted scathing comments to the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regarding its proposed mandate (to the utility, not the customer – there is no legal mandate for individual utility customers to accept “smart” meters on private property anywhere in the US or abroad that we are aware of – that is a myth and a lie perpetuated by utilities).
NSTAR states in its official submission to the DPU:
“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” (wind & solar)”