Legislation introduced that would give consumers a choice about smart meters
I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who say they’re getting their power turned off because they don’t want a “smart meter.”
Now several state lawmakers want to give energy customers the power to say no thanks – to the power company.
Olga Puste isn’t the only one who feels strongly about the new digital meters that transmit – in real time – how and when you’re using electricity.
Earlier this month, 7 Action News showed you how DTE cut the power to this 92-year-old’s home after she put a lock on her analog meter to prevent the installation of a “smart” meter.
Now Representative Gary Glenn has introduced a bi-partisan bill that would let homeowners choose whether they want an advanced smart meter – or whether they want to opt out of the program.
Glenn says in a press release that the smart meter initiative is raising cyber-security concerns and that consumers should be able to decide to limit their data sharing.