AEP picks Northland for 'smart meters...

AEP picks Northland for 'smart meters' project

There are 10 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Jan 13, 2010, titled AEP picks Northland for 'smart meters' project. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

The diversity of the Northland area is why the conglomeration of neighborhoods was chosen for an AEP Ohio demonstration project that calls for the installation of 110,000 "smart meters." The meters not only enable the company to bill customers for their power usage, but could allow customers to control the amount of their bill.

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Barbara

Delaware, OH

#1 Jan 17, 2010
I see this was done using $75 million in "stimulus money." I thought stimulus money was supposed to be used to create jobs...this seems to be eliminating them.
RealisticReality

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 17, 2010
Barbara wrote:
I see this was done using $75 million in "stimulus money." I thought stimulus money was supposed to be used to create jobs...this seems to be eliminating them.
More slight of hand tricks by the pricks who bring you government, they're using the same meter people to install them, they're sitting on that big sum, so as to collect the interest. what a f*u*c*k*ing scam this whole world has turned into now, i'll tell you what is needed once and for all, worldwide plantary destruction. thats the only thing that's going to straighten out "THE BANKS" and the corrupt body of elected officials, that shows you how DUMB we are as AMERICANS. we put them in these offices and allow them to lay waste to us just like they have, i'm still wondering where these billions went that supposedly are secret now, and we cant find out until 2018,we need to start completely over with our idea of government, this one is for itself.
aok

Dallas, TX

#3 Jan 17, 2010
Uncle Sam, via AEP, will eventually use these meters to advise you exactly when (peak usage scam) and how much energy you should be using based on your household, and which appliances and windows you must toss and/or upgrade in order to meet their energy usage guidelines.

Big Brother cometh via gridSmart, and there is no opt out. Un-American...in fact, Anti-American on all levels.
RealisticReality

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 18, 2010
aok wrote:
Uncle Sam, via AEP, will eventually use these meters to advise you exactly when (peak usage scam) and how much energy you should be using based on your household, and which appliances and windows you must toss and/or upgrade in order to meet their energy usage guidelines.
Big Brother cometh via gridSmart, and there is no opt out. Un-American...in fact, Anti-American on all levels.
That's how they will control the grid and limit everyones electricity when the times come about, and they are right around the corner. and you are right on the money,(PEAK Usage SCAM).
crock

Dallas, TX

#5 Jan 18, 2010
This is plain wrong.

Since: Jan 10

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#6 Jan 21, 2010
Well with these new smart meters they are going to be eliminating the need for a meter reader to come read my meter. So someone is now out of a job. This means they don't have to pay a salary, medical benefits, and other needs to these employees. This means that AEP just saved some cost. Especially since these smart meters are paid for out of government stimulus money!

I wonder if my electric bill will decrease in cost per kilowatt used now? I won't hold my breath.
MzGibson

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 9, 2010
Kevin,

In this article, you stated the following:

"The meters not only enable the company to bill customers for their power usage, but could allow customers to control the amount of their bill."

In doing your research for the article, did you check to see if the meters, given their "two-way communication abilities", could also enable, now or in the future, the company to CONTROL the customer's usage?

Just wondering. Seems that would be an important bit of progressive BIG BROTHER information customers should have.
alchemy

Marysville, OH

#8 Feb 9, 2010
AEP needs to worry about not having power outages. When I was a kid under Columbus and southern I dont ever remember frequent or long power outages and especially in the winter when people and pets could freeze to death.
alchemy

Marysville, OH

#9 Feb 9, 2010
To add I know for a fact that AEPs attitude is they could care less about power outages except depending on how much electricity payment they lose. At a tree fall Ive seen them spend half hour setting up their bucket truck deliberately cut power to just a few house and come back to fix it in 15 min. days later after they fixed the more high dollar areas.
joe

Westerville, OH

#10 Oct 27, 2013
wheres the law? ohhh i forgot the law protects these criminal/corp.

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