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You can run from them, but you can’t hide. Smart meters are on track to become the next big necessity for both residential and commercial energy users.  Navigant Research forecasts the economic opportunity from these state-of-the-art devices will reach about $57 billion worldwide in the next 10 years.  So if you have hesitations about installing a smart meter, it’s time to bury the hatchet, hold out the olive branch, and let bygones be bygones.

What is a smart meter exactly?

Picture your current electric meter – the one that the “meter reader” comes by to inspect periodically throughout the year. (Or used to, anyway.)  Now take away the spinning dials, add a digital interface, and you nailed it.  These high-tech devices are used to provide...

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