The controversy surrounding the use of PG&E’s smart meter technology remains extremely contentious. Unpopular by many home owners – and the matter is still far from resolved.
PG&E has already installed more than 5 million smart gas and electric meters in the United States, with all 10 million customers expected to receive the new meters over the next two years.
If you haven’t had one installed yet, you can expect a flyer in the mail from PG&E – or Wellington Energy – that the new technology is monitoring your gas and electricity use. Some home owners complained their power bills have increased, with concern the smart meters are faulty, or PG&E is intentionally overcharging.
What are your thoughts on this smart meter technology?
If implemented properly, which PG&E obviously failed to do, the technology could be very neat. However, it seems like the program still is plagued with billing issues and possible privacy concerns… hope new municipal companies will make the proper adjustments.