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CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

By George Miller When “smart meters” were rolled out by utilities across the nation as part of the “smart grid” technology, there was much opposition. The “Smart Grid” was sold based on being able to monitor power usage much more closely, to identify trends, usage patterns, eventually implement time phased billing to encourage flattening of […]

Alarm sounded on “Smart Meters”

Alarm sounded on “Smart Meters”

Viewpoint By Bill Haff & George Miller People and groups in various portions of the political spectrum are quite concerned about so-called “Smart Meters,” which utility companies are installing in massive numbers to monitor and in the future, control the use of electricity and gas. This has happened mostly “under the radar” of public knowledge […]

Smart Meter Presentation by SCE at Simi City Council Meeting

Smart Meter Presentation by SCE at Simi City Council Meeting

By Debra Tash Southern California Edison regional manager for local public affairs, Rudy Gonzales, did a presentation on Smart Meter implementation at the Simi Valley City Council meeting.  Between 2009 and 2012 SCE has replaced 4.9 million meters across its service region.  Gonzales spoke about how customers can check their energy usage directly on the […]