Vegas again LOL - sm Posted: Apr 13th, 2012 - 10:14 am In Reply to: Smart meters - JW
We have an energy program here you can opt into, which I did. It gives me 5% off of my bill. They install a wireless modem and thermostat and in the summer, regulate the temperature in the house so as not to cause a brown-out situation. I keep my house between 83 and 85 in the summer anyway, so I'm actually above the degree threshold they use. They don't cut off your power, they adjust your a/c so that it isn't a strain on the grid (think those who keep their homes in the upper 60s) - thank you casinos :( This is totally separate from the smart meter and it's not mandated.
I am going to opt out of the smart meter program tho - my bill has definitely risen 20% or more with it, just like the installer told me it would.
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