Most people will be more interested in the price increases you are going to experience through "peak hour usage" as you are "monitored" by the smartgrid. But since it's all under the guise of a green initiative you won't mind paying more, right? Not that it matters what you think because as it stands now OG&E says this is mandatory with no "opt out" available. After all, this is a nationwide multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded program, so you're getting it whether you like it or not. I don't. And surely neither do all the soon to be laid off meter readers, but OG&E doesn't care about them.
The only way to actually reduce your bill with the smart meter is to change the times in which you use electricity the most, i.e. away from peak usage hours. So you better hope you don't have to do something drastic like turn on the heat during these times because you will be forced to pay a premium rate. Maybe just put on a sweater instead! I guess it really is a smart meter, training a human that way.
For the reasons I've stated I will refuse to allow this meter to be placed on my home.
I do realize we are all bathed in wireless RF constantly from wi-fi, cell towers, radio, tv, etc. However, I choose to limit my exposure by not having wi-fi, using a landline phone not cordless, only using a cell phone occasionally, and not having any other wireless devices apart from a tv remote. I don't say this to sound superior, it's just what works for me. That said, I am not a Luddite, I really do enjoy new technology, when it's proven safe and truly beneficial.
Keep the tinfoil hat jokes to yourself.
Get educated before this happens to you:
MIT graduate explains the dark side of smart meters
Skyrocketing Utility Bills after smart meter installation (3 minutes, 19 seconds)
Insurance Companies Won't Insure Wireless Device Health Risks (3 minutes, 13 seconds)
Microwave radiation dangers in our home (6 minutes, 20 seconds)
Truth about Smart Meters - Dr. Karl Maret, MD, Biomedical Engineer
(Dr. Maret's presentation begins at 23:40 on the video telecast).
Radiation Measured From Smart Meter Mounted On A Home (6 minutes, 21 seconds)
Wounded by Wireless Smart Meters (14 minutes, 19 seconds)
Top Wireless Radiation scientists in the world reporting at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Nov 18, 2010: cell damage, DNA breaks, blood/brain barrier breaches.