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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. I was amazed that when the PG& E reps came out to

My county, Lake County, and addressed the Supervisors, the Supervisors tore them a new one.

The premise by which the utilities are spending some 2.1 billions of dollars to equip each home with smart meters is that the meters will enable people to understand that they are using too much energy during the day time, along with everyone else.

So the Supervisors listened to this, and then said, "How can this help anyone in our county? People use their AC in the summer, as the weather here is relentless. How can running your AC at night when it is in the low sixties help you out when it is 110 during the day?"

None of the reps had any answers. There were other questions as well - like how does a person running a business that relies on air compression manage to switch their energy useage to wee Am hours? Are customers going to be willing to come in between 7Pm at night and 7Am?

I saw one YouTube presentation that states that about 100 bucks a year will be saved if people switch their day time energy needs over to night time. This is not much if any type of savings, especially not when you factor in the cost of the Smart Meter program.

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