Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Now Power Companies Want To Be Able To Turn Off Your Appliances



Lowering your electric bill is easy with On Call

Receive a credit on your monthly bill when you participate in On Call. This program gives FPL the option to temporarily switch off your air conditioning and/or heating along with the optional appliances you choose, such as your water heater or pool pump. You could save more than $90 a year even if we never need to turn off your appliances.  https://www.fpl.com/save/programs/on-call.htm


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8 comments:

Doom said...

A back way they do that is by offering idjits solar power. Only... the solar doesn't work in a grid down. Even if it had a battery bank, it doesn't have a direct connection to the house. What it DOES have, is a "smart meter". Which can be shunted as they need, not as you need, definitely not as you want. And, you only pay $10~15k, for a small unit, over the next twenty years. Plus any overages of electricity.

Yeah! They don't even bother with fine print anymore. They just outright lie.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Skynet is here!
(I mean, more than it already is...)
-JLM

Anonymous said...

That program has been in place here in Florida with FPL for over 30 years.
Think it was 1990 that I entered into that program I think it was $10 a month off your bill, do not recall anything ever being turned off.

millerized said...

If you have one of those 'connected' thermostats, they already have that power.
Asked Honeywell why they had a microphone in the thermostat I installed a few years ago...they said it's to monitor sounds in the house for occupancy.
I have a on/off dial thermostat now.

oldvet1950 said...

This is actually a good thing that's been around since the 1980s. If everyone wants reliable power that never goes out, you have to build generators you don't always need. A law of physics states electrical load (use) must equal generation at all times. If load is greater than generation, something breaks, and it results in blackouts. Just as you do not build roads to handle all the cars at rush hour in order to prevent congestion, you cannot afford to build all the generation you might need. This program actually is a good deal for the individual customer getting credit for it and cheaper for the utility to reduce load instead of building new generation.

Anonymous said...

@oldvet, so you want to give someone else control over YOUR private residence and how THEY choose to allocate you with power. YEP, THAT'S A PLAN.

Nemo

Mrfender said...

$90 whole dollars a year!

bart simpsonson said...

"Even if" being the operative phrase here. AS IF........