A new article on http://smartgridawareness.org/ by K. T Weaver comments on a new paper about how governments may use data from smart meters.
The paper is called “The Role of Digital Trace Data in Supporting the Collection of Population Statistics – the Case for Smart Metered Electricity Consumption Data.”
According to the article by K.T. Weaver, smart meter data may be used to infer the socio-economic level of a household as well as its composition (for example how many adults and children (if any) may live in a home).
The full story is at this link: http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/08/14/governments-planning-to-use-smart-meters-for-collection-of-population-statistics/