The utilities lied when they said “smart” or “AMI” meters would make the electricity grid “resilient” and “self-healing.”
Nothing could be further from the truth, and this latest episode is more proof of the failure of “smart” meter programs everywhere.
On Monday, hundreds of “smart” meters simultaneously exploded in Stockton, California, when a truck ran into a utility pole. Watch the video:
Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised questions for some residents and utilities officials about the safety of the new digital devices.