The California Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday to impose fees on PG&E customers who choose to opt out of the utility’s SmartMeter program. Patti Lee reports for Channel 2 News at 5.
Archive | February, 2012
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. […]
NBC San Diego article by Lauren Steussy released Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Opponents of the meter’s wireless communication worry about the health impacts Read the full article online at : Smart Meter Customers Must Pay to Opt Out: SDG&E | NBC San Diego
“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 […]
By Dana Hull Bay Area News Group Posted: 02/01/2012 03:53:52 PM PST Updated: 02/02/2012 07:20:49 AM PST Despite a chorus of complaints by “smart meter” opponents, state regulators voted Wednesday to give PG&E customers the right to opt out of having the wireless meters and to keep their old meters — for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Analog switch approved for a fee for PG&E customers. Expected to soon be the template for all California. Does not solve problem for multiple meters, neighbors’ meters or general exposure to the mesh network of pulsed radiation created by utility companies with the new smart grid.