PG&E is backing away from its controversial plan to install ten-million SmartMeters in Northern California by the middle of next year. PG&E spokesperson Greg Snapper says customers are concerned and PG&E wants to give their customers a choice.
“Hearing concerns from some of our customers around our SmartMeters made us really realize that customer choice is an important decision and we want to make sure that customers have a choice when it comes to the meter that’s on their home. So what we proposed to the California Utilities Commission on December 19th is to approve giving customers who have concerns about SmartMeters a traditional analog meter.”
Customers against the digital meters say they pose health risks and can lead to over-billing. The California Public Utilities Commission could vote on the new proposal as early as next month.