Please bear in mind that so called smart meters have everything to do with central planning's embrace of wind:
A smart grid would allow the integration of variable energy sources like wind and solar. For example, if electricity output dropped suddenly due to a change in wind generation, the grid could dim the lights in big box stores by 20%, a change most people don't perceive, say Don Von Dollen, program manager for the IntelliGrid project at the Electric Power Research Institute".
Activists have until April 11 to dispute the examiner’s report. Bruce McGlauflin, a lawyer who represents the activists, told the Portland Press Herald Wednesday that he plans to file objections by that date.