My supplier (First Utility) has offered me free "smart meters".
A smart meter takes automatic readings of your energy usage It sends the readings via a mobile communications link to First Utility We make your energy usage data available to view online You receive an accurate, monthly energy bill
Experience tells me that if something is free there must be a downside, but I can't see it. Is there one? Is this a consumer-subsidised scheme like those "free" CFLs?