How many smart meters have been deployed in the United States?

How many smart meters have been deployed in the United States?

by / September 29, 2011
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Answer: 22 million

The number was included in a soon-to-be-published study study on electricity efficiency from economists Ahmad Faruqui and Doug Mitarotonda previewed in Smart Grid News.

The authors wrote that "there is an evolving consensus that the number [of smart meters] will rise threefold in the next five years."

The paper will estimate that electricity consumption will decline by 5 percent to 15 percent by 2020.

Matt Williams Associate Editor