TRUTH: Smart meters measure and transmit your energy usage directly to your utility, eliminating the practice of estimated bills, which means accurate electric usage charges on your bill.
TRUTH: Smart meters provide you with near-real time energy usage information about how much, when and in some cases, at what price, you use energy. With this information, you can take more control over your energy consumption — and your monthly bills.
TRUTH: Working as a part of the Smart Grid, smart meters improve power outage detection and notification. Smart meters electronically report the location of outages before you ever have to call your utility, reducing restoration time and making status notification to you much easier.