Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s SmartMeters are a fundamental part of building a smart power grid that will increase energy efficiency, improve service and cut costs, a spokesman for the utility told the Pacific Grove City Council on Wednesday.
The SmartMeter itself isn’t new, PG&E spokesman Andrew Tang said. It dates from the 1980s. What is new is the radio net that will report power usage.
Big Brother watching you. Bankrupt PG&E not willing to improve the energy delivery system but will instead automate it’s power grid to charge you more when the opportunity arises.
Not to mention put meter readers out of a job.