Increased Knowledge of ‘Smart’ Meters Leads to Unfavorable Views, According to Study

Consumer Behavior

Increased Knowledge of ‘Smart’ Meters Leads to Unfavorable Views, According to Study

Negative Feedback on Smart Metersby K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions

Governments and corporations are forcing utility ‘smart’ meters onto consumers’ homes saying that they give consumers control over their own energy bills.  This propaganda-like message is quite misleading and more importantly completely ignores the tremendous financial, health, safety, privacy, and cybersecurity risks that smart meters impose on consumers and society [1].

 

Highlights of the Study:

  • American survey respondents have very little knowledge about the smart grid.
  • Exposure to smart meters increases this knowledge.
  • Knowledge and exposure are associated with negative perceptions of smart meters.
  • Smart meters are seen more negatively than the grid as a whole.
  • Negative reactions and unfavorable views of smart technologies among consumers are rising.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT: https://smartgridawareness.org/2016/04/10/increased-knowledge-of-smart-meters-leads-to-unfavorable-views/

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