Hello, Douglas Macdonald here...
PG&E showed up at our home in Madera Ranchos to install their new SmartMeter.
Because of a local news story I had heard about Fresno Residents paying more since the SmartMeter's were installed, I refused.
Now PG&E has sent me a letter giving me 30 days to make an appointment to install the new SmartMeter equipment at my home.
I believe they are using strong arm tactics in a subtle way, because their letter to me continues with the following statement:
Until the new SmartMeter equipment is installed, future bills for service may be estimated because our Meter reading staff will no longer be reading the meter at the address listed.
After receiving their letter yesterday, I decided to do some homework of my own and I discovered that PG&E is being sued over SmartMeters in Bakersfield, CA.
It appears that Fresno is not alone when it comes to being overcharged by PG&E. It would appear that the only thing Smart about SmartMeter is how Smart they are for PG&E's Profits.
My question... Is this how they pay back the State of CA after receiving their Multi Billion dollar bail out from CA taxpayers?
Here's a small piece of the article I found here:
PG&E Sued Over Smart Meters, Slows Down Bakersfield Deployment
Pacific Gas & Electric denies a lawsuit’s claims that smart meters are overcharging customers in Bakersfield. Still, it has slowed down smart meter deployments in the city.
When in doubt, sue – and slow down.
Pacific Gas & Electric has "paused" installing smart meters in the Bakersfield area because of complaints from residents that their new Pacific Gas & Electric smart meters are overcharging them. PG&E denies the allegations, noting that the rise in electricity bills some customers have seen come from other factors, such as regulator-approved rate hikes and air conditioning spikes during heat waves. Nonetheless, it has put a halt on new meters for now, utility spokesman Paul Moreno said Tuesday.