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PG&E Smart Meters Offer Solid Technology and a Public Relations Nightmare

Posted by Annie Lindseth In Tuesday, September 7 2010 under: smart meters, electricity rate, PGE, smart grid, Energy Policy, Utility Solar

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) faced many doubts and complaints as they rolled out their smart meter program, but an independent study released last week confirmed that the meters are technologically sound. This announcement releases a lot of tension for the utility-- the smart meter program had incurred customer protests, bureaucratic red tape, and even backlash from cities like San Francisco. The study found that the smart meters posed no technical problems.

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