Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Blog #32 - Information on SMART Meters

The Fairfax Town Council wrote a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission requesting that they investigate SMART Meters for a variety of issues related to the accuracy of the meters, possible health hazards, and privacy issues. See the letter below:

Fairfax is fortunate that “smart meters” have not yet been installed in Town, but PG&E is planning to begin in July 2010. If you are concerned about SMART Meters or would like to request that a SMART Meter NOT be installed in your home you may:

* Phone PG&E at 800-743-5000 and tell them that you don’t want a smart meter installed. Ask to speak to a smart meter representative. They have been telling people that they have no choice, but don’t let them bully you into believing this. Demand that they put you on the list of people who will not get smart meters on the first time around.

* Write the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 505 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102, or call them at 866-849-8390, saying that you oppose the installation of smart meters on your home or business, and insist on an immediate moratorium until the current CPUC investigation is completed.
* Call State Senator Mark Leno (916) 651-4003 to support his efforts to create tougher testing standards for smart meters through Senate Bill 837, and urge him to include health issues.

* Sign an opt-out letter on-line by going to this link: and read their excellent page Are Smart Meters Smart? at

* Download a sign and other useful resources at Post it on your meter to indicate your refusal to have your meter changed.