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Category Archives: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Are Oncor, Centerpoint and Texas TDU’s Seeking to Gouge Consumers to Opt-Out of Smart Meters?
WANT TO GO BACK TO AN ANALOG METER FROM A SMART METER? That will cost you up to $769.20 if you are an ONCOR customer. YEP! That is, if Oncor convinces the PUC to accept their estimation of supposedly what it … Continue reading
PUC Hearing Considers Watered Down Opt-Out Measure-Commenters Needed
Well, we are finally getting an actual Hearing on the issue of Advanced (aka “Smart”) Meters in Texas from the PUC. Sadly, it is not on “our terms”, but on theirs. They (the PUC) in all their wisdom, have already … Continue reading
PUC of Texas says “Let them Opt-Out”! Really?
Yes. A “mini-victory”, but not a total solution. On Dec. 13, the PUC Commissioners all three voted to have an Opt-Out for concerned citizens who are not in favor of having the new Smart Meter technology on their homes. The truth … Continue reading
PUC Aug. 21st Public Forum on Smart Meter Issues – Recap
August 21, 2012 the Texas PUC held a Public Forum on Smart Meter Issues. Attendance was likely greater than expected since scrambling to find 2 appropriate overflow rooms delayed the 10 am meeting. I do not know the actual number … Continue reading
Time to ‘Take it down to Austin’ Again! Public Forum Aug. 21st
WE NEED AS MANY AS CAN MAKE IT TO SHOW UP… Public Forum at the PUC in Austin Texas Community Input on Advanced Meters (aka Smart Meters) and Related Topics (link to PUC Public Memorandum for Item # 525 in … Continue reading
The PUC Ruled Against Devvy Kidd’s latest attempt for a Hearing
“Smart Meter Legal Defense Fund” For those who are following Devvy Kidd’s efforts to halt smart meter implementation until further review and research can prove the privacy and safety of the meters, well, the PUC denied her 2nd formal ‘rulemaking’ … Continue reading
LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN # 2 to PUC – Devvy Kidd’s Formal Complaint
The comment period for sending in your comments is here again! SPREAD THE WORD!! Email this information to all of your friends and family- either send them a link to this page, or copy/paste this entire post, editing as appropriate, … Continue reading
TxPUC to receive Formal Complaint Feb 23, 2012
We are making progress in the fight against Mandatory Installation of Smart Meters! One brave Patriot (Devvy Kidd of West Texas), has taken the fight to the PUC in the form of a “Formal Petition”. She is being accompanied by … Continue reading
Now What? I have a “Smart” Meter, What Can I Do?
This post is a remake of the response to a Comment on this site. We felt it was worth more explanation on it’s own post. A reader asked this Question: “Do I have any legal options to get this removed … Continue reading
Can I AVOID a Smart Meter?
There is no simple answer- It depends on whether you can outsmart the Installers! Here are some suggested steps that might delay any installation. Hopefully, indefinitely, or until there becomes a moratorium on their deployment. These are written with Texas … Continue reading