Back to the SmartMeters for a moment: I currently run my dishwasher before I go to bed. It probably goes on around 9pm, and when it gets to the drying cycle I stop it. If I were to start it after 10, I would be well asleep when it came time to dry, and guess what? It would freaking run the entire cycle! So what? Now I have to start washing my clothes at midnight? Or should I wait til the next day and throw them in the dryer after 10? How soon before 10pm starts to become a peak period? How about targetting office buildings and corporate users rather than going after the low hanging fruit?
How about rather than robbing us AGAIN you work on making alternate energy sources more affordable to the average user? How about credits if I throw a couple of solar panels on my roof to take my fridge off the grid? Considering Hydro is again threatening rolling blackouts and you are trying desperately to close coal-operated generating stations, does it not make more sense that you remove some of the energy that everyone uses, rather than building a new infrastructure to accept clean power from small plants? Your grand scheme is to power 250,000 homes? That isn't even one city!