28 Nov '11, 10am

PG&E’s Smart Meter Opt-Out: The Ins and Outs

What to do about the small but vocal group of utility customers who believe their new wireless smart meters are a threat? Last week, the California Public Utility Commission issued a proposed ruling that could be an important trend-setter on this thorny issue, giving utility Pacific Gas & Electric the right to turn off the radios in the smart meters and charge the customers for it — though not as much as PG&E wanted to charge them. I’m going to break down the ins and outs of CPUC’s proposed ruling, which is set for a vote by the full commission on Jan. 12, 2012. But first, here’s a bit of background on the backlash against smart meters. PG&E has been at the forefront of these problems — maybe you’ve seen the videos of smart meter protesters blocking PG&E meter installation trucks . Still, we’re starting to see similar opposition from customers of utilities in Maine , Illin...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/pges-smart-me...

Tweets

PG&E’s Home Area Network Pilot: Silver Spring and Control4 on Board: Pacific Gas & Electric has taken the regu...

PG&E’s Home Area Network Pilot: Silver Spring a...

greentechmedia.com 29 Nov '11, 5pm

Pacific Gas & Electric has taken the regulator-mandated plunge into home area networks -- and for its initial 500-customer...

PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages: Pacific Gas & Electric has released a host of news in the l...

PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outag...

greentechmedia.com 29 Nov '11, 9pm

Pacific Gas & Electric has released a host of news in the last month that helps explain how a multi-tiered smart grid appr...

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewa...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Nov '11, 5pm

The tools at hand are a smart power grid and a range of financial “carrots.” With the aid of these tools, 2,000 electricit...

Addressing the challenges of smart utility meter design

Addressing the challenges of smart utility mete...

eetimes.com 20 Nov '11, 12pm

As far as reducing overall consumption, no, the smart meter won't do that. However, there are a number of activities which...

Even With Wi-Fi Interference, Meter Opt Out Not Popular: Maine’s Office of the Public Advocate, which sports a...

Even With Wi-Fi Interference, Meter Opt Out Not...

greentechmedia.com 23 Nov '11, 6pm

Maine’s Office of the Public Advocate, which sports an angry lobster clutching a cell phone as its website mascot, is trou...

TV host Quan Yifeng admits damaging taxi fare meter

TV host Quan Yifeng admits damaging taxi fare m...

straitstimes.com 28 Nov '11, 6am

Television host Quan Yifeng pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of mischief by pulling out a taxi fare meter and spilling...

Schneider Electric and Telvent Team Up for Smart Cities

Schneider Electric and Telvent Team Up for Smar...

greenbiz.com 30 Nov '11, 9pm

Rising populations, fierce global competition and ambitious environmental goals are putting demands on city services to im...