The debate over smart meters continues around the state. The California Public Utilities Commission allowed customers the opportunity to voice their concerns.
PG&E customers will have to pay a fee and a monthly charge if they opt out of the smart meter program, adding additional out-of-pocket expenses to their already tight budgets.
Maryanne Bretz spent two hours on the road just to attend the smart meter opt out costs and allocation public participation hearings.
“They are changing the rates to opt ou