75% 43% 40% 2010 Electric ‘Smart Meters’ Attitudes: “Agree Completely” This is a more accurate way to collect information about utility usage than the traditional system I believe the meter would provide me with valuable information so I can save energy and reduce my utility bills I believe that smart meters should be provided free of charge by the utility company
I am concerned about who might have access to usage information and how it might be used I am concerned that someone could reprogram the smart meter so that I would be paying someone else's bill 27% 22% 34% 2010 Electric ‘Smart Meters’ Attitudes: “Agree Completely” I believe this is a secure way to transmit usage information to the utilities
Four in 10 with a smart meter in the home can and are using it Four in 10 will need more reasons to use the smart meter information before they will Not all smart meters share information with the homeowner yet. 2010 VS 2013 Electric ‘Smart Meters’ Usage of Information Provided by ‘Smart Meters’ Don’t know how to use the information from ‘smart meter’ Yes, I use the information from ‘smart meter’ No, I don’t use the information from ‘smart meter’ 2010 2013 Recent Replacement Homeowners
32% Utility company cannot access my thermostat 62% 38% Text Would not permit to access my thermostat Would give permission for utility company to access my thermostat Internet-Enabled Thermostats Remote Access By Utility Company 68% Utility company can access my thermostat to adjust temperatures 1% Today Group with out remote access
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