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“Smart Meters” monitor your Electrical Consumption remotely and transfer the data through radio transmission to a billing system. Electricity usage is monitored in real time so operators at the Power Plant can adjust voltage to meet actual demand.
This technology also reduces the need to employ “meter readers”. "Estimated bills” will be a thing of the past.
The electromagnetic radiation emitted by these devices may be a health concern.
“The non-thermal effects of radio waves on human health are less understood; to date, scientists haven't conclusively shown that there are any, but they haven't proved there aren't either.” From a Los Angeles Times . com piece, (June 5, 2011)
Electricity is measured and priced in kilowatt-hours (kWh). You are billed according to the number of kilowatt-hours you use as measured by your electric meter.
First Energy Corp, explains how bills are determined.
"... a transition to a smarter grid should be driven by the private sector and should provide consumers options on how to use energy more efficiently.." More, article by Heritage.org