Are you an Southern California Edison (SCE) customer, or do you have family and friends who are?
Then call or e-mail them immediately and inform them to call up SCE and request to be put on the delay list. Read below why.
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Administrative Law Judge Amy Yip-Kikugawa ruled on August 3, 2011, that the big investor-owned utility companies are putting customers on a delay list that will halt installation of smart meters until the CPUC makes a final decision on smart meter options. She writes in her ruling:
“Several parties have also suggested that there be a moratorium on the further installation of smart meters. However, each IOU currently has provisions to delay the installation of smart meters, upon customer request. As such, customers have a means to postpone installment of smart meters until a decision on an opt-out program is issued.“
[IOU – Investor Owned Utility, i.e., this includes So Cal Edison]
Because many SCE customers may not know about this ruling, call and inform them, or share this story with them, or forward it onto them.
Meanwhile, how are we doing here at the local level? BWP’s “delay” installation program is turning out to be a smokescreen. It only puts you at the end of the installation list. That’s it. How’s that for customer service?
* Administrative Law Judge Amy Yip-Kikugawa at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wrote in her ruling that was filed with the CPUC on August 3, 2011, “Application Proceeding 11-07-020, For Modification Of D.08-09-039 And A Commission Order Requiring Southern California Edison Company (U338E) To File An Application For Approval Of A Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan,” found on-line at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/efile/RULINGS/140726.pdf. Go to page 6 to read the citation.