Smart Meters: Dallas group wants answers
POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 6:14pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:26am
TYLER - East Texas utility customers say they are still seeing spikes in their electric bills after ONCOR installed new Smart Meters at their homes or businesses and they say they want answers.
Three Texas lawmakers have already asked the Texas Public Utility Commission to temporarily ban smart meters being installed while independent tests are being conducted.
However a spokesman with the PUC says they have no reason at this time to stop installing the meters until there is solid proof of miscalulations when all the results come back in June.
One Dallas based group says they don't want to wait that long.
Smart Utility Reform Citizens co-founders Tricia Lambert and Ree Wattner say with 500 members and counting, of customers with complaints, they say something has to be done immediately.
Lambert says "you ask to see a horse's teeth before you buy the horse, but what ONCOR is doing, is asking you to ride the horse... without seeing the teeth."
Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com