PG&E and CPUC Colluded to Hide Smart Meter Overcharging & Financial Ties to Firm Who Wrote Report on “Accuracy”

SMARTrhino100EMF Safety Network has reported on new e-mails that have been discovered between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) regarding the study that was conducted by the Structure Group in 2010 purporting to prove the accuracy of smart meters.   The study was used to reassure thousands of Californians that their new smart meter and new, inflated bills, were accurate, and not overcharging them.   Backroom, “off the record” conversations between the utility and the regulator now reveal serious accuracy problems with smart meters linked toSMARTtower1001 temperature, an awareness of financial ties between PG&E and Structure, and a collusion to cover up those ties in order to falsely reassure the public that the study was independent and smart meters were not overcharging. (neither which were true).

Further throwing the results of Structure’s report into doubt, and making the whole endeavor seem like a pre-arranged stitch up, former CPUC President Peevey- who had personal experience of smart meters overcharging at his luxurious Sea Ranch compound, reassured PG&E that the results of the Structure Report would please them, even while Structure Group was still in the process of testing meters. 

This is yet another major scandal for PG&E and the CPUC.  The Structure report was held up as the final word that smart meters were accurate, and the report has been used in other states, and around the world to convince people to trust the accuracy of their smart meters.   But according to EMFSN’s report, major accuracy issues were swept under the carpet, leading to the likely reality that millions of customers in California and beyond continue to be routinely overcharged for their electricity usage, while the consumer protection agency paid for by public monies, continues to work with big utility companies to undermine fairness, transparency, safety, and health.

How much more will you take, California?

Read the full story here.   Wicked illustrations courtesy Brian Narelle.

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One Response to PG&E and CPUC Colluded to Hide Smart Meter Overcharging & Financial Ties to Firm Who Wrote Report on “Accuracy”

  1. David Scott Jones says:

    Just when you thought that LADWP and the faulty meter reading and bad billing issue was a problem. Maybe you should look into the issue with Southern California Gas Company and the false readings they are getting with their so called Smart Meters.

    Its happen to me when the rate went from a normal under $20 monthly bills to a staggering $61 bill. The chart showed that my normal usage is very very low and then all of a sudden from Thursday 7/23 @ 5 PM till Tuesday July 28 at 9 AM the gas usage was off the charts.

    Now they are coming out her at the house in Northridge to investigate but already the gas company billing dispute department is already saying that we must have let the heater to the pool on all night. It started st 5PM on Thursday with a big spike. It went on everyone hour till Tuesday at 9:00 AM when the chart that I pulled down from the Gas Company web site for my account showed the usage stooped.

    The heater for the pool doesn’t work if the pool pump isn’t working. And there is no spike in the electric bill for that time period so I have no idea how they are going to explain that.

    Are you interested as there seems to be a rash issue with the Smart Meters in just a simple Google search ( smart meter gas over charging ) and you’ll find that its a nationwide problem with these Smart Meters. Maybe this is just the tip of the iceberg in this company inflating the usage of gas to line their pockets as we have send with the LADWP. What do you think?

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