PG&E advertises that people can ‘opt out’ and get an analog meter- indeed they are required to offer this option by the CPUC. The reality- as Patrick from San Francisco discovered, is not that simple.
In Sacramento, after SMUD relented to months of pressure and allowed people to use analog meters (at least on paper), many people showed up in person at the SMUD board meeting the following month to report that they had been refused analog meters by call center staff.
Have you had luck ‘opting out’ of the smart meter program? Been given the runaround? Let us know.