A smart grid is an electricity network intended to intelligently combine and integrate the behavior of all users that are connected to it in an attempt to deliver a secure, sustainable, and economic electricity supply. The Smart Grid uses innovative services and products, which are combined with intelligent communications, control, intelligent monitoring and self-healing technologies.
The United States defines the Smart Grid as the modernization of the nation's electricity and distribution systems so a reliable and secure electricity infrastructure can be maintained, assuring the ability to meet the future demand for electrical energy. The US Smart Grid system is characterized by the increased use of digital information and control technology.
A Federal Grid Task Force was established in 2007. The Task Force coordinates Smart Grid activities throughout the Federal government. A Grid 2030 vision was also established that year, which calls for the construction of a 21st Century electric system that connects everyone to affordable, clean, efficient, reliable and abundant electric power anytime and anywhere.
In order to achieve its goals the Smart Grid would integrate advanced functions into the current system so the security and efficiency of the power system is substantially enhanced. The advanced functions would include new-age technologies that use advanced computing and communication techniques.
The Smart Grid is the result of joint cooperation and effort from researchers, technology providers, utilities, policymakers and consumers. The Modern Energy Grid Strategy, which is a project of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, meets regionally to discuss the characteristics and the performance of the Smart Grid.
The goals are to provide power quality for the 21st Century and put systems in place that operate resiliently in order to prevent physical and cyber attacks. The group also enables new services and products, and optimizes the assets of the Smart Grid
Unfortunately, people who expect that the technology of Smart Meters will somehow miraculously provide cost savings are exhibiting a fundamental misunderstanding of the provision and utility of the technology.
Smart Grid and its Smart Meter technology are part of a campaign of behavioral modification. They are not aimed at making energy use more efficient; they are aimed at forcing people to use less energy. They are increasingly sophisticated tracking devices to inform the powers-that-be of one's energy consumption.
The movement is ubiquitous and aggressive; one could certainly be led to ask how such a global phenomenon takes off and where it comes from. In fact, the technology is being driven by the same Western elites that are promoting the global warming meme and other questionable concepts to centralize power and control within its internationalist institutions.
In the Smart Meter future, one's energy company and local authorities shall have the means to determine how many slices of bread may be toasted, how long a shower may be taken (and how hot you run the water) and whether one's PC is turned off at night. In the Smart Meter future, energy suppliers and the community authorities themselves shall be able to turn individual utility components on and off based on local statutes and in order to ensure enforcement of specific ordinances.
If you have not paid a parking ticket, you shall perhaps find that your electric car has not charged overnight and you will not be able to use it until the outstanding penalty is rectified. If you have written and posted an editorial or a letter-to-the-editor that has caught the attention of the local censor, you may find your PC has been switched off – or otherwise tampered with – and that you have lost your "communication" privileges for a certain amount of time. There is more, of course. One can invent endless extrapolations – some of which would doubtless be considered paranoid. But in this day and age, what sort of paranoia is not justified?
Smart Meters are not inherently a money-saving facility. They are not merely an energy-monitoring device. They are key technology in what will be, eventually, a system of extensive, even all-encompassing rationing. They are devices of control and authoritarianism.
There is nothing "green" about them in the final analysis except what corporate and government propagandists are paid to disseminate. They are a danger and a menace, a means of further depriving the West and eventually the world of the freedom to live and work in an individualistic manner.
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