Someone is finally listening to Texans who say they don’t want smart electricity meters at their homes. And the listener is the one that matters most: the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
An underground movement to stop the installation of 3 million smart meters in Oncor’s service area and elsewhere across the state has moved off the Internet and into the mainstream. The PUC is accepting comments from the public about whether there should be a provision allowing customers to reject installation.
But those who want to get involved better hurry. Comments must be received in the mail at PUC offices in Austin by Monday. That means that the letters must be mailed by today and probably by overnight mail.
Find the full article at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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.