Brazil Demonstrates High IQ, Will NOT Require “Smart” Meter Upgrade

FROM: Smart Grid Deployment Tracker 1Q13
http://www.pikeresearch.com/research/smart-grid-deployment-tracker-1q13

Excerpt:

The pace of meter shipments in North America, however, slowed from the previous quarters, as projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have mostly been completed. As a result, there were no large-scale smart meter deployments announced in the second half of 2012. Instead, smaller municipal and cooperative utilities began smart meter projects throughout North America and Europe. Further dampening the smart meter industry was Brazil’s announcement that it would not require existing electricity customers to upgrade to smart meters.[EMPHASIS ADDED]

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