"SDG&E and SoCal Edison Smart Meter Opt-Out Programs Move Forward"

"Customers Of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison May Be Able To Get Rid of Their Computerized "Smart" Meters as Soon as May, After a Utility Regulator Released a Proposed Decision on the Program Thursday."

"The Utilities Say the Computerized Smart Meters Allow Them To More Accurately Measure Electricity Usage and To Send That Data Wirelessly From Houses. But Customer Complaints Drove the California Public Utilities Commission To Start Proceedings for a program that would let customers get their analogue meters back, for a fee."

Eric Wolff reports for the San Diego North County Times March 15, 2012.

Source: North County Times, 03/16/2012