The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) delayed the smart meter opt-out proceeding again, until August, 2014. The purpose of the proceeding is to determine if the opt opt fees are lawful, and if communities can opt out. By law, the CPUC was supposed to resolve this last December. Considering the CPUC already approved the fees and utilities are charging them, it’s wrong to keep stalling.
Are you refusing to pay smart meter opt out fees? Have you been threatened with a disconnect notice? Have you had your power cut off by PGE, SCE or SDGE for refusing to pay the fees? Since the opt-out fees were charged before evidentiary hearings were held, there’s no proof that the fees are lawful. You can let the CPUC know how you feel about this by writing to the firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference proceeding A.11-03014)