Could the government have a use for smart meter data?

A new article on 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).

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