05 Apr '12, 10am

Smart Meter Opt-Out: Noise Versus Reality: As the anger over smart meters swelled in California in recent year...

Smart Meter Opt-Out: Noise Versus Reality: As the anger over smart meters swelled in California in recent year...

As the anger over smart meters swelled in California in recent years, Pacific Gas & Electric had more than 92,000 customers request that their smart meter installation be delayed. No matter what the reason was for not wanting the new technology, customers in PG&E’s territory were given a green light to opt out just over two months ago. Every single customer in PG&E’s territory, which serves about five million electric customers, has been alerted through bill inserts of this new choice. The people on the delay list were also contacted individually through mail and telephone calls. The result is that about 15,100 have chosen to keep their old, analog meter for an extra cost. That equates to about 0.3 percent of PG&E's electric customer base. During that time, about 6,800 customers on the delay list have called the California utility to specifically ask for a smart meter. The...

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