Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Smart Meters work by wattage "shock?"

Shock tactics
Plans to install smart meters in homes to let consumers see how much power they are using should help reduce emissions, but the government and energy companies can't agree on strategy, says Terry Slavin
Terry Slavin
The Guardian,
Wednesday February 20 2008

Switching the kettle on for a nice cuppa used to be a soothing experience, bu that all changed for Clive Bowman when he began to use a display unit t show the electricity his appliances were gobbling up in his Perthshire house "Your electricity consumption is running along at a steady 200 to 300 watts an hour, he says, "but when you put the kettle on, there is a horrific jump to 2,000 kilowatts That's scary.

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