Opting Out – Smart Meter Removal
A couple of months ago my family opted out of the smart meter program through PG&E (paid the $75 removal fee and now pay the $10 monthly meter reading fee) and found a curious thing happen, our power costs have gone down (usage numbers: 433kwh/34 days, 267Kwh/31days, 461Kwh/31 days (AC on for 2 days straight during heat wave).
Our last 3 bills have been the lowest bills to date in this new rental house we are in. After a discussion with some other energy minded folks it seems that people have experienced significant swings in costs once a smart meter has been installed or removed.
Does anyone else have similar observations?
soCal Edison the highest rate charged is between 10 am to 6pm so watch when you use your electricity