While this earth2tech article focuses most of its attention on the wireless options and plans being considered by San Diego Gas & Electric, it's the number of smart meters they plan to install over the next 2 years that caught my eye:
Pilots need to get larger, there's no doubt about it. But that's a lot of money in devices and installation services fees. And a heck of a lot of dough down the drain if the technology choices are found less than prescient a few years down the road. Here's the whole piece.