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In 2011, Consumers Digest predicted that “Smart” Meters “represents little more than a boondoggle that is being foisted on consumers by the politically influential companies”: “Why Smart Meters Might Be a Dumb Idea.”.

So it’s not all that surprising that so far – hundreds of thousands of “Smart” Meters have been recalled and/or replaced throughout North America due to various reasons including fires, explosions, general failure, and measurement errors. There are utility companies who are already making plans to replace hundreds of thousands more.

All over the world, concerned citizens, elected officials, and organizations have been fighting to keep “Smart” Meters out of their communities due to health, safety, privacy, and cybersecurity concerns.

When they haven’t been able to completely stop utilities, they fight for the right to “opt out” of “Smart Meters” being installed on their homes and businesses. Even proponents who originally gushed about “Smart” Meters seem to have changed their tune. One example is Sara Jerome of Water Online:.

From her 2015 article, “Tapping Into the Power of Smart Meters”:. The capabilities of smart water and electric meters are astounding, going far beyond what consumers may normally associate with this technology. GreenTechMedia recently documented just how powerful these devices can be.

From her June 2017, “Report Finds That Costs Still Make Smart Meter Tech A Tough Sell”:. “The cost of installing a smart meter is a] heavy lift no matter what the size of the utility,” George Hawkins, DC Water’s chief executive officer and general manager, told Bloomberg BNA.

Now back to the hundreds of thousands that have been replaced and/or recalled already as well as the plans to replace more. This isn’t a complete list and it only includes examples from North America. Problems are going on everywhere with these “Smart” Meters. Certainly there are people profiting from them but it doesn’t seem to be the consumers.

“Remote disconnect switch failure resulted in a recall of over 10,000 “smart” meters in Lakeland, Florida where 6 house fires occurred.” http://www.theledger.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119331. “More Fires, More Smart Meter Recalls for Sensus:Utilities pull 105,000 meters in Canada, 70,000 in Oregon; Sensus says it’s not at fault” http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/more-fires-more-smart-meter-recalls-for-sensus.

“Smart” meter-caused house fires in Pennsylvania http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/peco-halts-smart-meter-installation-after-meter-overheating.

NV Energy has responded to 70 “consumed meters,” since it first started installing them in 2010.

“Big rig crash into pole leads to power surge in Discovery Bay” — Besides the exploding SmartMeters, one resident told us smoke and some flame was shooting out of the outlets inside her home. “Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters. East Palo Alto electricity surge burnt out digital meters” https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2011/09/04/power-surge-raises-questions-about-smartmeters. “Surge Blows Smart Meters Leaves Neighbourhood Without Hydro” http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Surge-Blows-Smart-Meters-Leaves-Neighbourhood-Without-Hydro-by-Eric-Nixon-The-Forest-Standard-p26-November-07-2013.png.

Lawsuits Claim Faulty PG&E Smart Meters Started House Fires: http://abc30.com/lawsuits-claim-faulty-pg-e-smart-meters-started-house-fires/2657513/.