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Utility PPL Charging Customers for Smart Meters

PPL Electric Utilities has asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for permission to replace customers’ automated electric meters. “Our electric meters are approaching the end of their useful life, and we want to be proactive in replacing them,” said Robert M. Geneczko, a PPL customer services vice president. “Technology has...

Illinois Utility ComEd Requests Rate Hike

Electric bills could increase for Illinois customers next year. Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a rate hike to support its new SmartGrid system. ComEd proposed to increase charges by about $3 on the average monthly residential bill starting in January...

Opt Out of Smart Meters and Face Fees in Maryland

According the Maryland Public Service Commission, any BGE customers that choose to opt out from plans to install smart meters in their homes will have to pay more than $130 a year in fees. The regulatory body determined that Baltimore Gas and Electric, Potomac Electric Power, Delmarva Power and Light...

Green Mountain Power Launches Smart Meters

Green Mountain Power is making it easier for customers to monitor and alter their electricity usage with the roll out of smart meters. Customers can log in online at any time to review their hourly electric data. Smart meters are advanced meters that identify energy consumption in more detail than...

Pennsylvania’s PECO Requests to Expedite Smart Meter Installations

Pennsylvania’s PECO utility has made a formal request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to allow the utility to spend $282 million to expedite the installation of smart meters by the end of 2014. In 2008, Pennsylvania passed a law that would require the state’s utilities to switch over...