WJBK) – DTE Energy crews have installed smart meters at 1.5 million homes across Michigan. The new meters are an advancement in technology and can be read remotely by radio signals, but some homeowners say the meters are intrusive and dangerous.
For example, a fire in Pennsylvania is believed to have started when a smart meter exploded.
Some homeowners fear the technology will be used for spying by tracking your energy use, even being able to pinpoint when you’re not home. National news reports have indicated that is possible.
Others say the meters also cause health problems.