Paris Says “No” to Smart Meters

by / Tuesday, 08 November 2011 / Published in Smartgrid-CI Blog

In late October, Paris Council voted against the installation of smart meters. This vote was following a debate triggered by the green party Europe Écologie – Les Verts (EELV). Paris Council opposes the high price of the project that could reach a total of €4B to €6B for the whole country (between $6.5B and $9B). Paris City council also wants the French power monopoly EdF (Electricity de France) to guarantee customers free and unlimited access to their personal data.

The smart meter roll out program was announced a few weeks ago by the French government after three years of testing. More than 35 million are scheduled to be deployed between 2013 and 2018. It is to date, the biggest smart grid project to be roll out.

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