Reply to post: Re: I think it *will* be a ghastly mess

UK energy minister rejects 'waste of money' smart meters claim


Re: I think it *will* be a ghastly mess

Given that with a system powered from renewable sources, some form of system regulation will be needed. smart meters will be part of the "demand side regulation" (as opposed to having loads of dispatchable generators)....they will enable rapid re-pricing of supply...who is going to continue running the dryer/washer/dishwasher when the unit cost has just clicked into 75p/unit?

And it will, of course, be a costly, patchy, bodged and unworking mess. Just like a lot of .gov ideas...

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