PG&E customers can delay SmartMeter installation

April 26, 2011 5:47:43 AM PDT
PG&E customers worried about the safety of SmartMeters can put their name on a list that would delay installation of the new meters until the company works out a deal with state regulators.

The San Jose Mercury News reports utility officials say they are creating the temporary delay list to avoid ongoing friction with SmartMeter opponents who fear the wireless technology poses a health risk.

Last month, PG&&E proposed to the California Public Utilities Commission to offer customers a choice to opt-out of a SmartMeter for a monthly fee.

The temporary list is meant to address SmartMeter concerns until the commission makes its decision.

To get on the temporary delay list for SmartMeter installations, call PG&E at 877-743-7378.