Nor Cal Truth Jan 15, 2010
KTVU used some of the above footage in their news segment from the Jan 11th protest - click here to watch their news segment from that evening.
Many of you might not know that SmartGrid will require you to purchase new appliances for your home:
What additional expenditures will be required on the consumer end?
In order to get the purported benefits of smart meters, consumers will purchase their own communications devices, computers, high-speed internet, special thermostats, appliance chips and other automated equipment. The cost of retrofitting or replacing existing appliances alone will be astronomical.
Without the expenditures, consumers will not see any difference from the new meters except higher electric bills.
Look at this review by Emeter.com:
The full vision requires integrating smart meter data applications, and then linking smart appliances to a Home Area Network (HAN) so that utilities can automatically send price data to appliances.
Bluetooth, a wireless technology developer, knows it and wants in - casually admitting how you will have even less control of your OWN HOME:
In its next stage, smart energy will also allow the utilities, or an energy broker within the home, to turn off high energy-consuming appliances where necessary to balance the grid. That implies an internal network within the home, which is probably wireless, which connects these devices to the smart meter.