Shown here, smart meters give you control over your power bill. A smart grid makes it possible to monitor and adjust your energy use through smart meters and home energy management systems that offer 24/7 rate and usage readings.

What that means for customers is no surprises on your electric bill and even better, you can schedule your most energy-intensive tasks for low-demand periods when you pay less.

Control of your electric usage is in your hands and dollars stay in your wallet, month after month. The extent of available features depends on your utility.

The picture, courtesy of Florida Power & Light Company, is a close up on daily data display of an individual's online energy dashboard. A very useful tool available to their customers with smart meters.

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