smart meters http://michiganradio.org en Lawsuit over DTE Smart Meters http://michiganradio.org/post/lawsuit-over-dte-smart-meters <p>A lawsuit over Smart Meters is creating a David and Goliath Situation with two Oakland County homeowners.&nbsp; Smart Meters are relatively new technologies that use a wireless signal to transmit power use information to the utility. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:48:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10407 at http://michiganradio.org Lawsuit over DTE Smart Meters Don't want a smart meter? You'll have to pay for privilege http://michiganradio.org/post/dont-want-smart-meter-youll-have-pay-privilege <p align="LEFT">The state&#39;s biggest electricity provider says customers who don&#39;t want a smart meter will have to pay extra for the privilege.</p><p align="LEFT">Smart meters use radio signals to allow two-way communication between a customer&#39;s residence&nbsp;and the utility.</p><p align="LEFT">The meters let utilities know immediately who has lost power, among other things.&nbsp; The company will also be able to remotely shut off power and turn it back on.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:46:37 +0000 Tracy Samilton 8516 at http://michiganradio.org Don't want a smart meter? You'll have to pay for privilege