- January 10, 2019
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This post gave me my first laugh on a dreary winter's day. Ohio's Dayton Power & Light (DPL) wants to install smart meters in its customer's homes and charge them for it. It has proposed an increase of $1.99 in electric bills for customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours. In exchange, they will "experience personalized, innovative & seamless energy services enabled by transformative technologies." The utility's application also calls for installation of 50 electric vehicle charging stations at a cost of $867 million (including $567 million in capital costs). But those charging stations will save $2.5 billion over 20 years, the utility claims. I am not sure how this sleight of math calculation was achieved by the utility. But I am fairly certain it required several assumptions since Ohio does not even rank among the top 10 states with the most electric cars.