In Depth Evaluation of a Smart Meter – Higher Bills

Bathgate testimony before House Energy Committee 02/13/18
Here is an example of a very thorough evaluation of a Smart Meter. It shows you in depth how they compare to analog meters. The author is William S. Bathgate an electrical engineer with 40 years experience.

You can see him explaining this to Congress in Washington, D.C, here .

About the Author
I hold an electrical engineering and mechanical engineering degree and previously was employed through late 2015 for 8 years at the Emerson Electric Company. While at Emerson Electric I was the Senior Program Manager for Power Distribution Systems and in charge of RF and IP based digitally controlled high power AC power switching system product lines in use in over 100 countries. I was also directly responsible for product certifications such as UL, CE, PSE and many other countries electrical certification bodies. I am very familiar with the electrical and electronic design of the AMI meters in use because I was responsible for very similar products with over 1 Million units installed across the world. I hold a DOD Top Secret Clearance, serving in Cyber Security at the USMDA and Homeland Security I have done this analysis due to my own curiosity without conflict of interest of this new technology.

Here is the full article:

Evaluation-of-the-Aclara-I-210C-AMI-Meter-v1.3 Note, this meter is different from the one EWEB has employed but a lot of information given here applies to it too. For example, the explanation of why surge protection is not built into a Smart Meter. It also says that the Smart Meter takes 865 kwh per year to run. It explains how dirty electricity is generated.