The fallacy of cost savings by using “smart” appliances at off-peak hours (for time-of-use areas, which BC will become in the near future). $$meters are not needed to use electricity wisely.
“This article has further demonstrated that “smart” devices such as smart tumble dryers are unlikely to deliver financial benefit to the consumer and actually expose the consumer to a number of risks, inconvenience, and reduced quality of life.
Furthermore, due to considerable consumer demand that cannot be shifted to off-peak pricing periods and dubious claims for reducing green-house gas emissions, this article has revealed additional weaknesses in the argument that TOU rates will provide benefits to the consumer or the environment. Finally, the article shows that more effective shifting of demand and possible financial savings for the consumer can be accomplished without the use of smart meters.”