Smart meters could allow energy networks to switch off central heating systems under proposals being considered by the watchdog.
The plans, tabled by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), would allow distributors to contact consumers directly to ask for permission to temporarily turn off appliances with high usage, including heat pumps and electric vehicle chargers.
There are fears that mass uptake of these green technologies will put pressure on the energy network.
That justification is an outright lie of course. The real one being that green technologies of energy generation leave us with wildly variable supply. Therefore it must be possible to manage demand by turning out the lights.
As to why this will definitely happen whatever anyone says about it this is the whole point of smart meters in the first place. To be able to leave people in the dark when the birdchoppers aren’t turning.