Articles Tagged With ‘Smart_Meters’

California restricts fees on smart meter opt-outs

California utility companies now have limits on their ability to charge customers who wish to remove smart meters from their property. [Union Tribune] After a unanimous vote by the California Public Utilities Commission, utility companies are now restricted to charging... (Continue reading)

PG&E head to resign amid setbacks

Following a rocky year and mounting public pressure from some pubic officials and consumer advocates, PG&E Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee announces he is stepping down.  [SanFranciscoChronicle] San Luis Obispo County’s largest employer confirmed that its chairman will retire April... (Continue reading)

PG&E Smart Meters inaccurately blamed for Santa Rosa fire

CORRECTION: Reports that Smart Meters caused a fire in Santa Rosa are incorrect. A short in the Santa Rosa Mall’s electrical system took the path of least resistance and blew out several standard and Smart Meters, said Santa Rosa Fire... (Continue reading)

SmartMeter opponents score major victory

Pacific Gas & Electric took a major hit Thursday when state regulators announced that they expect the utility to offer customers the option of declining wireless SmartMeters. [Associated Press] The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is giving PG&E two weeks... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote against SmartMeters

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend the installation of SmartMeters in the County on Tuesday. Four supervisors voted in favor of recommending suspension of SmartMeters installations until the California... (Continue reading)

Patterson calls for suspension of Smart Meters

County supervisor Jim Patterson wants PG&E to temporarily suspend installation of wireless Smart Meters in San Luis Obispo County until specific issues are addressed. [Tribune] Patterson, 5th District supervisor, will ask fellow board members next week to send a letter... (Continue reading)

Concern over Smart Meters increases

The debate over the safety of PG&E Smart meters continues in northern California. A property manager in Marina recently installed cages around the 142 electric and gas meters in the 70-unit apartment complex on Monterey Bay in response to PG&E’s... (Continue reading)

PG&E to hold South County forum on Smart Meters

PG&E will host a public forum Tuesday afternoon to address concerns South County residents have about wireless Smart Meters. The forum will be held at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande from 3 to 5 p.m. Jess Brown,... (Continue reading)

Letter to Supervisor Hill and the County Board of Supervisors

OPINION  By JUDY VICK Over several months now, many county residents have contacted the board with their serious concerns regarding the installation of wireless Smart Meters in our county. Concerns range from over-billing class action lawsuits in other areas, cyber... (Continue reading)

Legal challenge to smart meters

OPINION By JUDY VICK If you haven’t already, you will soon receive a notice from PG&E announcing the installation of a wireless smart meter on your home. The proposed benefits might sound good–a way to get more specific information about... (Continue reading)