But dont you want to be able to "monitor" your electrical usage from your computer or cellphone?Don't you want to be friendly to the earth and reduce your energy levels and be able to tell when you should turn some stuff off? For me The dumb meter I have on my house is just fine. I can monitor my electrical usage with the monthly bill. If I want to shut a lite off I will.If I dont I wont. I dont need big brother having that control. I dont believe the bs about how the meters will save you energy unless they control you.If there isn't enough power build another coal fired plant we got plenty of coal.