Are you using your neighbor's energy, Big Brother asks

Mindful webworker, in regard to your question, As long as 'meter' means 'monitor' rather than 'regulate,' no problem, I live in CA and they send you this detailed usage report telling you how you compare to your neighbors and then give you many different ways you can save the world if you do this or that. My dad lived in GA and before his death I was there and the conversation came around to the fact that the energy company had the ability to shut down sections of town's air conditioners during peek hours, thus saving the world. That right there is control.