Archive | February, 2012

East County Magazine “CPUC APPROVES OPT-OUT OPTION FOR PG&E SMART METER OWNERS–FOR A FEE; WILL RULE NEXT ON SDG&E”

February 7, 2012 (San Diego)—The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week voted to allow Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)  customers to have smart meters replaced with older  analog meters, for a $75 installation fee plus a monthly fee of $5 to $10, depending on income.  Ratepayers must inform PG&E by May 1 if they wish to opt-out. […]

February 7, 2012 ·Continue Reading · Posted in:CA Smart Meter News, San Diego County Smart Meter News, Smart Meter Opt-Out News
North County Times: Customers get option to dump smart meters

North County Times: Customers to Get Opportunity to Dump Smart Meters

“After years of agitation, local opponents of computerized electric meters will probably see their hopes realized in March when regulators consider programs to let them opt out. Utilities said the computerized meters allow customers to closely monitor their power use, and create the possibility of linking appliances through a home area network. But almost from […]

February 4, 2012 ·Continue Reading · Posted in:CA Smart Meter News, San Diego County Smart Meter News, Smart Meter Opt-Out News
CA Smart Meter Opt-Out Videos / hearing footage

California Smart Meter Opt-Out Videos

CPUC Video: Opt-Out Testimony and Vote Video, Feb. 1, 2012 CPUC Meeting, San Francisco by Ecological Options Network Parts 1 & 2, including: 1. Public Comments (9:00 AM-10:52 AM) Parts 1 & 2 Watch public comments to understand why people want no-cost opt-out and removal of all smart meters 2. CPUC Commissioners’ reactions and vote (10:52 AM – 11:15 […]

February 1, 2012 ·Continue Reading · Posted in:CA Smart Meter News, Smart Meter Opt-Out Videos
News Video of SAN FRANCISCO: Critics decry CPUC's approval of SmartMeter opt-out fees

Draft 2, Revision 3 of the “Peevey PG&E Opt-Out” order, was passed on by the CPUC

The CPUC Commissioners voted to approve for-fee opt-outs to analog meters for PG&E customers. The delay list is ended and within 30 days, customers must sign up for the for-fee opt-out program with PG&E or have a smart meter installed. Details to follow. If you are a PG&E customer, call their smart meter department to […]

February 1, 2012 ·Continue Reading · Posted in:CA Smart Meter News, Smart Meter Opt-Out News

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