The province's rationale behind smart meters and peak-period pricing was "to give consumers incentives and opportunities to reduce their electricity bills by shifting their time of electricity use." But consumers don't appear to be biting.
Ontario's smart meters are failing at their main job
Smart meters — the $2-billion project to switch millions of Ontario households and small businesses to a differential hydro pricing scheme — are failing to accomplish the province's chief objective of curtailing electricity demand at peak periods, reports indicate.
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