Paris Says “No” to Smart Meters
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.