posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 09:47 AM
I am hoping posting this in the Tech forum is ok (dont know where else to post, and cant find info on SmartMeter in ATS search)
A few days ago, a PGE guy installed a SmartMeter. I have heard alot of bad opinions about it. My average bill is $45 - $55. Yes, that is not a typo,
we work hard many years using energy as wisely as we can.
I told the fella about our bills having a history of being so low for the past 15+ years, and that I had better not see my bill jump to hundreds.
anyway, I emailed PGE so they can refer me to a site that will tell me how to use energy even more efficiently with the SmartMeter (there are peak
times, etc that make a huge difference)......They email me back with a phone number to call them for info.....I will try to call them this afternoon,
but will tell them specifically that I want something IN WRITING that gives us guidelines, for I personally do not have the time or enrgy to sit on a
phone, take down notes, and taking just their word for it. I want something in writing......
It is strange, a couple weeks ago, I was thinking maybe folks who have high bills (not using energy wisely) end up with the SmartMeter installed. But
I take it, soon EVERYONE will have it.
I told the guy, that if they screw up and unfairly charge me for what I KNOW is too high an amount, I will stop using their service.....Yeah, thats
right, stop using it. I guess it will be done Beverly Hillbilly style, and PGE cannot FORCE us to use their energy....period.
If anyone knows of a website I can go to that tells us the guidelines for SmartMeter energy usage, I would be quite happy.