Do we have the technology to let the energy companies control when we can and can’t turn on our appliances?



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    There is not technology for energy companies to change appliances individually, but there is new technology called The Smart Grid. This is happening where electric companies are switching peoples old, manually read, meters for digital readers that can just be read from the companies office. This allows electricity companies to monitor the power more closely, and turn off peoples power with the push of a button instead of having to send someone to their house. I think this could mean that power companies may in the future be able to restrict peoples power during peak times if needed, or other use methods like this to control the use of power.

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