December 17, 2011 (La Mesa) -- PG&E, the utility that turned off the electricity for six families that had switched out smart meters for analog meters due to health problems that they believed were related to the wireless meters, has now reconnected them with electricity.
The utility would not hook up the analog meter, but instead bypassed the meter entirely and agreed to bill the customers based on past usage. For details, see: PG&E Backs Down; Re-Connects Families in Santa Cruz, Calaveras Counties | Stop Smart Meters! and http://www.ksbw.com/news/30017947/detail.html.
“This does not mean that everyone in California who changes meters out will receive help. However, PG&E reconnecting these families shows they are backpedaling, which is good,” said Susan Brinchman, director and founder of the Center for Electrosmog Prevention.
The La Mesa resident has been a leader in efforts to ban smart meters or at least give residents an opt-out opportunity. She urged those opposed to smart meters to call and write to the California Public Utilities Commission, utility companies including SDG&E locally, and federal, state and local officials to voice concerns.