"These meters will help minimise electricity consumption such as load management, shift electricity loads away from peak periods and restrict customers' electricity use. Specific loads can be switched on or off based on usage". (paraphrased)
Read between the lines here - they will be able to cut you off whenever they feel like it and there won't be a damn thing you can do about it. Plus they will be able to adjust what you pay based on what you're using whenever they feel like it. Think we're getting insane increases now? Just wait till all these meters are installed - they will have you by the balls.
You need to be thinking about ways to get off the grid, not get pulled deeper and deeper into it.
And if you think this is just another conspiracy theory - a woman was arrested in the States in January this for thinking for herself and refusing to have a smart meter installed.
So NO to a smart meter!!!