To Pixie Parks, the idea of having a “smart meter” in her backyard to measure her electrical usage is disconcerting.
“I’m sure if I was computer literate, I would think this is the greatest stuff in the world,” she said.
But she isn’t, and unfamiliarity with technology has left her wondering whether her health and pocketbook could be threatened by the new devices. When a contractor arrived at her home to install her new meter recently, she asked him to hold off until she can learn more. Now, she hopes to work out a compromise with Bryan Texas Utilities about its location and use.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.