reply to jp10558
Re: This is really two separate issues
said by jp10558:I don't know how you would do it without, unless you send a meter reader out every hour.
I don't see why they would need a smart meter for this.
Maybe you are thinking of some other TOU billing scheme.
For us, the rate varies throughout the day.
At peak demand times you pay more per kWh than at low demand times and those times change seasonally.